Unison Pottery and Tile


Joan Gardiner

Joan Gardiner studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She apprenticed to potter Jill Hinckley in Washington D.C., before opening her own studio in Unison in 1973. Gardiner lives in Unison with her husband, writer John Rolfe Gardiner.

For the last 20 years, she has worked with and mentored youth from across DC, including by teaching them to make complex and artistic kites for the annual National Kite Festival's Youth Kite Makers competition.

Unison Pottery and Tile

Joan's work is in homes, businesses and public buildings across the region. Libraries, community centers, bars and restaurants, and unique kitchens and baths delight and often educate everyone who sees them. Contact Joan for more information.

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