Throwing and slab work are combined on the wheel or literally by stretching the clay over solid surfaces to create 3D forms.
Unpredictability is part of the fascination of reduction fired lustre which we use to create effects which are otherwise unachievable.
Joy's work is hand built, pinched porcelain. Ethereal wall pieces display delicate mini sculptures in bespoke Perspex box frames.
Decorative objects and sculptural earthenware, using a variety of techniques and decorated with glazes and engobes (faïence).
Wheel thrown and occasionally altered stoneware, salt fired and wood ash glazed.
These forms express tension between precision and extemporaneity, between an ideal result and my emotions needing to surface, control and freedom duty and choice…
Here I still am, making and showing and exhibiting and exploring new ideas with the same joy as I felt when I was a child, trying to cook wet clay from a river in my Mum’s gas oven.