Joan Zagrobelny Ceramics

I hand build my sculptures slowly, coiling forms that are tactile and organic, often voluminous, frequently sinuous, undulating yet full of stillness. Although working with clay is multi-sensory, my relationship with clay is primarily one of touch. The repetitive squeezing of each coil as it is added creates a deeply meditative, often trancelike connection with the emerging form. For me, this process is the mystical element that's part of each creative act. I hope that the focus and intention I put into each sculpture can convey peace and positivity into the world.