Joan Kagan has been involved with pottery for over thirty years, continuing her fascination with the potters wheel. She believes that a person cant have too many bowls, and that even the most basic every day pottery can be displayed as well as used. Her mission is to create pottery that is practical for daily use and pleasing to look at.
She has worked as a potter since retiring from high school teaching and counselling in Toronto. Over the years she has learned from many fine potters in Canada and the United States. In 2009, she made her home in Victoria, British Columbia where she established her new studio. She continues to teach and to make her lines of household wares, while experimenting with new shapes and colours, and continuing to learn.
She is inspired by her new warmer city where she takes great pleasure in being able to see the ocean every day.