Scientist come potter, Joanna Howells, is the latest ceramic artist to join the Online Ceramics Gallery. Based in South Wales, Joanna first trained as a scientist at Cambridge University before studying ceramics at Sir John Cass School of Art. She then went on to Harrow College of Art where she attended the renowned ceramics course in the mid 1980s.
Joanna’s pots exude a softness and fluidity that is distinct from other potters who use porcelain. The glazes she utilises are subtle, with depth and a sense of movement. Joanna has used her scientific knowledge during the firing process to great effect – her work has some sensational pours.