Curious about what Joanie Turbek has to say about her creative process and social interaction? Check out this article about her 2009 show, Joanie Turbek: Minor Malfunction, at The Clay Studio where Turbek is a resident.

Here’s an excerpt:

Turbek is a sculptor, installation, and performance artist and a maker of objects. She describes her work as “pieces that function both as sculpture as well as props for social interaction. The viewer must perform with the piece in order to use it. Through lowbrow materials and simple, transparent mechanics I encourage the viewer to approach the work with the same candor that they might approach exercise equipment.”