Functional and decorative porcelain pottery fired in a wood kiln.
Joseph Panacci has been a full time potter for over 35 years. Originally based in Caledon, he has followed his love of porcelain clay and gas firings through both functional and artistic pieces. Now based in Simcoe, Ontario, Joseph has rekindled his love for pottery and clay in a very new way, producing work in a wood fired kiln. He enjoys the exciting process of developing new glazes and forms to complement this unique, strenuous, but incredibly rewarding way of working.
The sensation of clay moving through my hands has always been with me but I was never able to work with it until I dropped out of science in university and headed out west to go to Emily Carr University of Art and Design that I was finally able to get my hands muddy.
I make functional serving ware out of porcelain out of my studio on my parent's lavender farm. My work is sold in galleries and shops across Canada and the US. Function is very important to me. teapots and pitchers must pour well, mugs should be comfy and not burn knuckles or bump the bridge of your nose. I strive to make pots for everyday use, pots that will inspire rituals and celebrate relationships. As a foodie, handmade pottery is the perfect fit for slow food.