Joanne Rebek is a sculpture artist based in Michigan. For her, working with clay is mindful meditation and persistence. It is spontaneous and flawed, yet unforgiving. It is planned, but full of surprise and reward. Her work is inspired by natural and architectural forms with focus on the interplay of shapes, and variances of scale. Rebek studies how people use and enjoy art and sculpture in their lives and homes. She aims for her objects to flow in their surroundings but not be fussy. She works to enhance the beauty and individuality of each piece with emphasis on playfulness, form and color. By creating her own palette of stains and glazes, combined with lively brush work, her pieces are expressive and engaging. Rebek admires the philosophy behind Korean ceramic art: that imperfection is not only tolerated but accepted and respected.