Consultancy and General Advice

Joanna provides an expert consultancy service to many high profile clients. Collectors who have used her expertise frequently return for further ideas – from both Joanna herself and the exciting contemporary artists with whom she works.

Joanna and her team can assist with the collation, valuation, arrangement and reshaping existing collections, as well as advising on how best to make complementary additions to enhance and increase the value of a collection.

Art Dealer

Joanna started her business seventeen years ago, since then it has expanded and developed into the commissioning of artworks, and found an additional focus: the display of ceramic art as installations.

From the outset, Joanna has bought and sold work from the Studio Pottery movement, and advised on the condition and authenticity of works. Her aesthetic interests and expertise extend to other periods too, particularly where this informs the development of the Studio Pottery style.

Joanna has an extensive knowledge of paintings and can also advise on the display of varied works of art in the same setting. She has assisted in building some notable collections, and in giving clients the satisfaction of living with the best ceramic art.


Every show that Joanna Bird presents is curated by Joanna herself, using the strong aesthetic sense and ‘eye’ that she has developed over the years. She is at present working on a key exhibition on the art of ceramics installation.