Maureen Joyce is a ceramic artist native to Pittsburgh now residing in Carlisle PA. When living in the Asheville NC area she rekindled her love for clay and alternate firing practices. While the human face and figure are commonly used in her work she also makes functional ceramic wear. Recently Maureen has been motivated to develop work that speaks about social issues. She directs a creative program for Suicide Loss survivors and ArtsLive, a program for adults with disabilities. Joyce finds inspiration in nature and travel.