Joanna Hruby is a visual artist, theatre maker and facilitator based in Plymouth, Devon. She creates puppetry, sculpture, costume, props and other storytelling objects, and uses visual storytelling in a range of educational and social contexts.
Joanna Hruby’s work is inspired by folk arts and folk theatre traditions from around the world including toy theatre, carnival puppetry, automata and the tradition of picture storytelling. She uses an ever-expanding range of craft techniques, and strives to reinvent biodegradable, recycled or reclaimed materials such as cardboard, newspaper and willow in her work.
Joanna’s creations invariably carry an element of whimsy, nostalgia and unashamedly excessive romanticism, in her attempt to access an enchanting visual realm remembered by us all in the pages of fairytales, and in dreams.