Joanne Thompson Pease


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I have a formal academic education in studio art, librarianship, and photography.  I studied pottery in college in Northeast Pennsylvania and in 1975 came back home to Connecticut where I grew up and currently live.  I continued my studies at SCSU in New Haven. While maintaining a high fire stoneware studio for thirty years, I worked as a professional librarian.  I am interested in mid-range fired stoneware ash glazes and continue to research mid-range fired stoneware for teaching purposes.  My teaching is always rewarding as I see students excel. I have taught at summer camps, community centers, graduate students, senior citizens in rehab, after-school programs, high school talented and gifted, and worked as a ceramic art therapist.  I have taken workshops at Wesleyan Potters and Brookfield Craft Center and have worked at some Connecticut pottery cooperatives. I have participated in many CT Craft Fairs and sold pots at the Old State House Gift Shop and Washington Art Association Shop.  I am in the beginning stages of a photographic series focusing on Connecticut Potters. My own ceramic work is deeply rooted in the philosophy of the potter, Paulus Berensohn.

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