Video – Asheville Ceramic Artist Joyce Sousa
Asheville Ceramic Artist Joyce Sousa Video
The artist we have interviewed for this month’s “Inside the Artist’s Studio” piece is Joyce Ann Sousa. Joyce brings to Mountain Made some of the most remarkable hand-built ceramics!
“I am not sure that even now I think of myself as an artist. To the extent that I do, it has come after the fact. I just plunged in. I think that is my way.
I actually studied to be a physician. In later life when our boys were almost grown I earned a masters in counseling and chose to work with the criminal population. But I always had my hands in something creative: spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, needle point etc.
I do think I always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to try watercolors and pottery when I found the time, and that is exactly what I did when we retired here 10 years ago. Asheville has been good to me.”