ARTIST Joanne Ashton

Joanne lived in Oriental from 1978-2001 when she moved back to her hometown of New Bern. She has a BS degree in Art Education from Atlantic Christian College. Over the years she has focused on watercolor, pottery and oils.  While she lived in Oriental she taught art in the Pamlico County School System, worked as a realtor and was a member of Circle Ten Art Gallery. During her time at Circle 10 Gallery she worked mostly in watercolor.  She has created many one of a kind pottery pieces including bowls, sculpture and jewelry.  She is inspired by living on the river, sailing in the caribbean , traveling,  paddle boarding, boating and our beautiful coastline.