Unison Pottery and Tile

in historic unison, virgnia

Unison Pottery and Tile


Art, Honey, History – in Unison, VA

The artist Joan Gardiner

Joan Gardiner is known throughout the Eastern seaboard for telling stories through pottery and ceramics. Unison Pottery and Tile, founded in 1973, is open by appointment for viewings and to work out the details of your custom art or architectural ceramics project for home, office, or public space. Joan is also known throughout the region for her honey bees, and the handcrafted (bee-crafted?) Unison Honey they produce.


George Washington did not sleep here.


Architectural Tile Installations

Whether a kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, or any place, bespoke architectural tiles radically transform the look and feel of your home.

Public Space Tile Installations

Joan's work is particularly popular in churches and bars ... and has also been installed in institutions such as public schools, community centers, restaurants, libraries, and more.


Joan combines tile and pottery to create sensational three-dimensional images on objects such as vases, mugs, wall tiles, and frameable art pieces. 

Custom Projects

Unison Pottery and Tile accepts a wide range of custom projects, from the most artistic kitchen redesigns, to more traditional bathroom tiles, to grand public exhibitions, to a statement piece for the local pub.


historic unison, virginia

Unison (pop. 30) is located in the beautiful countryside of the Virginia Piedmont just 50 miles west of Washington, DC (and 5 miles from Middleburg). It couldn't feel further from modern civilization, with rolling hills, farms, horses, and foxes. Originally called Union, the name was changed after the Civil War, and particularly after a heated battle there (The Battle of Unison). It's now known for it's quaint church... and Unison Honey.