Joan is a sculptor working mainly in porcelain and mixed media. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Joan taught at many universities including Pennsylvania State University, University of Michigan, and was Chairman of Ceramics and Glass at Ohio University. She currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council, School of Art and Design, at the University of Michigan. Her work is in several permanent museum collections including The Detroit Institute of Art, the University Of Michigan Museum Of Art, the Canton Art Institute, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, as well in many private collections.