unison pottery and tile

Public Spaces

Library murals

“Joan Gardiner has built a reputation as an accomplished ceramicist with a devoted private clientele. But the library projects hold a special place in her heart. Her first library commission at Purcellville Library in 1994 features a charming tile abecedary in the children’s room with rhymes by her husband. A large-scale installation in the lobby of Rust Library in Leesburg features traditional textiles from around the world, with freeform images of beloved hand games like rock, paper scissors, along with a tribute to the Rust family, who donated the land on which the library is built …” – On Display: Artist Tells Sterling’s Story Through Ceramics by Jan Mercker, Loudoun Now

Pictured above: The Textile Mural in the lobby of the Rust Library in Leesburg, Virginia