Joy BC

Joy BC

Artist Goldsmith. Conceptual Fine Jewellery and Objet D'art.

Biography

'I use a combination of true stories, oral histories, modern literature and Mythologies. Many myths are rooted in lived experiences or an analogy for a greater shared experience'.

Joy BC is an Artist Goldsmith who works predominantly in Nobel Metals. Her work has been described as wearable artworks and miniature sculpture.
Her training started from her parents who are both artists and continued at the Glasgow school of art. She went on to be trained for three years by two master goldsmiths before doing her Masters in Jewellery and Metal at the Royal College of Art. Whilst at the RCA Joy was awarded a fully funded research fellowship to KCUA, the oldest art school in Japan. Joy was subsequently awarded the International Graduate Prize from Gallery MARZEE and Overall Excellence by Theo Fennel. She has exhibited at Collect at Somerset house, in Gallery Intro in the Netherlands, Gallery 2G in Tokyo and KCUA Gallery in Kyoto.

jewellery precious

Joy BC is a trained Goldsmith working mostly in noble metals, such as 22ct gold, 18ct gold, 925 sterling and 999 fine silver. Joy uses precious gemstones of the highest quality which are responsibly sourced.

metalwork and silversmithing

Larger works in a variety of metal alloys are available from Joy BC.

weddings

Joy BC offers a full bespoke range of wedding, ceremonial and engagement rings, using traditional and contemporary techniques.

other crafts

Both a goldsmith and sculptress, Joy BC is a master carver in the art of lost wax casting and coloured patination. Objects d'art such as the 'Medusa' bronze combs and the 'Hypatia/Saint Catherine' brooch are amongst these.