Paula Winokur works out of her studio in Norristown, Pennsylvania, where she is Professor Emerita of Acadia University in Glenside. Her work has received numerous awards and is in national and international collections, notably the Renwick Gallery, Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and the International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary. She works with porcelain in unexpected and challenging ways: “Porcelain is a material usually thought of as delicate, fragile, and transparent. Considered the primary clay from which all other clays are derived, it comes from the earth as pure white, strong, and durable. I have chosen to work with this clay because it has allowed me to explore issues in the landscape without necessarily making literal interpretations. It can be minimal and sometimes surreal in its starkness,” she notes.