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WELCOME: Welcome to the story of my pottery! I hope you find my thoughts about my work as interesting as my work.
My name is Joyce Diveley and I make pottery for a living. After a 33 year career in architectural design....drawing plans, reading plans, making plans, I try not to "plan" too much. I let the clay often take me where it wants to go. My functional work is often whimsical, and quite detailed. My wall art can be quite realistic, such as an egret in flight,... or abstract, with just the essence of nature shown by a curling dried leaf in winter, or a flitting dragonfly in summer.

ARTIST STATEMENT: My clay is light hearted, brilliantly colored, creative and unique. No two pieces are ever exactly alike! (And you can say that again!) I can't imagine being a production potter who just makes the same thing over and over again!…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 12
  • Joined January 27, 2010

Favorite materials

earthenware, stoneware, sometimes found objects

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About

WELCOME: Welcome to the story of my pottery! I hope you find my thoughts about my work as interesting as my work.
My name is Joyce Diveley and I make pottery for a living. After a 33 year career in architectural design....drawing plans, reading plans, making plans, I try not to "plan" too much. I let the clay often take me where it wants to go. My functional work is often whimsical, and quite detailed. My wall art can be quite realistic, such as an egret in flight,... or abstract, with just the essence of nature shown by a curling dried leaf in winter, or a flitting dragonfly in summer.

ARTIST STATEMENT: My clay is light hearted, brilliantly colored, creative and unique. No two pieces are ever exactly alike! (And you can say that again!) I can't imagine being a production potter who just makes the same thing over and over again!

MY CLAY PROCESS: I build all of my pottery by hand...nothing is thrown. I love asymetrical design, and build many of my pieces with that in mind. I use many different kinds of clay....earthenware, stoneware...whatever the piece requires. Sometimes I even add found objects to add a special touch. More than anything, I want to make things that are unlike what everyone else is making and that become true conversation pieces!

MY CONNECTION TO YOU: You can find my website at www.joycediveleypottery.com. I have categorized my work in two ways....the highly collectible pieces which are featured on the web site, and my much more functional pieces which are on this etsy.com site. I will also soon be on facebook, so keep checking for regular updates there.

WHO I AM: I am a busy artist, with a passion for my work. I have traveled and shown in juried exhibits in many parts of the country. Being from the midwest, where the seasons change and trees are abundant, influence my work...the tree is a reoccuring theme. I have been making pottery for many years now, and the ideas just keep coming, so I guess I will be making pottery for a very long time to come!
THANKS FOR SHOPPING MY SITE! DON'T BE A STRANGER! I AM ONLY A PHONE CALL AWAY! JOYCE.......608-783-7716

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