Juried Members > Joan Szoke

Media: Botanicals

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to make beautiful things with my hands. I have a Master’s degree in music, and spent many years teaching music. My work with pressed botanicals began when I pressed some of the flowers from my wedding bouquet to make a remembrance of the day. The plant material I use comes from the gardens my husband and I have created around our home in N.H. I grow, often from seed, and press all the botanical material for my lampshades and framed designs myself. My designs encompass traditional, contemporary, Asian, and fantasy styles. In our increasingly artificial world, I like to think that my work brings some of the beauty of nature into your home.

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