JoAnn Gartner


Class Subject:  Ceramics 

JoAnn Gartner with ceramic sculpture

Jo-Ann Gartner has worked with many materials over the years with various hand-crafting mediums. In the early nineties she taught a porcelain bead making class in the little school house basement of the Art League. A few years later, she became a technical assistant in the clay studio, which was located at the “Y”, ALLI’s satellite studio. Through encouragement from her instructors, Jo-Ann started throwing on the wheel and this change in her clay experience and an open position in the studio several years later, led her into teaching pottery.

Jo-Ann’s ceramic education has been largely self-directed, taking classes at the Art League, art centers, local colleges and attending numerous workshops with distinguished instructors. The more she learned, the more she realized that working in clay is a combination of art, engineering and science.

Her functional ware has been sold in local venues, wineries and home sales. She has been fortunate to have a bowl in “Domino” Style Magazine, October 2007. Two pieces of her pottery have been included in the Lark Books series, “500 BOWLS” and “500 RAKU”, a division of Sterling Publishing Company.

Jo-Ann’s work is constantly evolving. She loves what she does and has a passion for clay and thoroughly enjoys teaching clay classes to students of all ability levels, teaching the basics and encouraging the students to be creative in their thinking and creativity.

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Jo-Ann Gartner Circles Wall design

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