Joan Carcia has been an active potter for over 40 years. Her range of work is extensive and she is particularly well known for her large coiled saggar-fired vessels. In addition to these vessels, Joan enjoys building architectural pieces and continues to do functional ware. She taught pottery to children for many years in Reading where she and her husband Peter raised their family. Still an active member of the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society she, along with Alice Abrams, has coordinated The State of Clay biennial juried show for Massachusetts ceramic artists for the past 20 years.