Joanne Soroka has been weaving tapestries for over forty years. After gaining a post-graduate diploma with distinction from the tapestry department of Edinburgh College of Art, she worked as the artistic director of the Edinburgh Tapestry Company (Dovecote Studios) and then taught for seventeen years at Edinburgh College of Art. At the same time, she exhibited her work in eleven solo and some one hundred group exhibitions around the world. Her many successes include a major award for individual development from the Scottish Arts Council. She is a professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists and is on the Crafts Council's Index of Selected Makers.