Joanna Foster is currently visiting Scottish Sculpture Workshop as part of the SSW Emerging Artist residency series, to produce a body of work through the medium of ceramics which explores the notion of mark making and documenting the paths we tread through rural landscapes.
Joanna studied ceramics at the Morley College in London and went on to do a Masters of Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College in Dundee. Her practice explores connections between physical, historical and personal journeys that contribute towards an understanding of place. Walking is a key method that she uses to engage with the environment to draw out a sense of place and explore elements of process and duration.
Joanna works in the field of publicly engaged practice; the public domain provides an evolving source and site through which to develop and research new work. Recent projects have traced narratives and relationships to place through the visual and experiential languages of printmaking and walking. Her aesthetic sensibilities play a key role in working site-responsively and making work that can engage the public.
Joanna is currently producing work in relation to her engagement with the environment of Lumsden through a series of walks over the course of her stay at SSW. She is developing clay imprints in thrown and hand-built forms in conjunction with the experience of the walks and textural marks used in printmaking, drawing out ideas to do with physical mapping.