My Expansion into Painting by Joseph Pelka
Updated: Jul 1, 2021
For the past 30 years, I have been known in the art world as Ceramic Artist Joseph Pelka. Clay is a part of me, and will always will be, but I have also always been intrigued by those who express themselves through painting.
Over the years, I have painted here and there, but never had the time to dedicate to painting exclusively. At the beginning of 2020, I was so excited, as my art show schedule had never been stronger. I had a large body of work and was ready to have a great year. But Covid-19 had other ideas. I suddenly found myself with a stockpile of Ceramic Art, and no place to sell it. So, rather than focus on what I was losing, I decided to focus on what I was gaining - the time to dedicate to my painting. I spent months crafting my process and expressing myself on canvas. The result is a body of work, of which I am very pleased. Now, I am not only a Ceramic Artist, but also a Painter.