Finding Peace Through Ceramic Art

by | Sep 2023

Ceramic Mug by Tori Poeschl

Photo: White Bear Center for the Arts

Local ceramic artist Tori Poeschl began her pottery journey in a North Carolina clay studio, where she spent two years honing her craft. “Clay keeps me grounded and attentive, which are things that seem
to be hard to come by in this world of uncertainty and chaos,” Poeschl says.

Focusing on free expression, her work explores texture, mixing mediums, creative alteration and more. She has been able to create a career as an artist by doing work exchanges that have led her to teaching, selling art and forging relationships with people from all walks of life. “Figuring out access is the most vital piece, especially for young artists,” Poeschl says. “I have had many generous folks throughout my life who have believed in me and my work. I attribute where I am today because of them.”

You can shop Poeschl’s ceramic work in the Ann Tousley Luther Art Shop—or take a class with Poeschl—at White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA).

Karna Holub is the exhibitions manager at WBCA. Learn more about offerings and events at


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