I am an Artist-Goldsmith working predominantly in Noble Metals and bronze. My work has been described as both wearable artwork and miniature sculpture.
Joy’s work is currently owned by an international clientele of private collectors. She has been commissioned to create pieces for museums both in the U.K. and abroad. Joy, a native of London, was profoundly influenced from an early age by the artistry of her parents: her mother, a painter and lithographer; her father, a sculptor. Joy’s art education focused intensively on painting, drawing and carving, enhanced by a deep appreciation of art within historical and social contexts. Joy BC received her undergraduate degree from the Glasgow School of Art and her M.A. from the Royal College of Art in London. She has also held two residencies in Japan. The first was in Tokyo, working under the tutelage of master craftsmen Sensei (teacher) Ando and Sensei Kagaeyama, experts in Damascus steel and metal casting. She subsequently was awarded a research fellowship to Japan’s oldest school of art, in Kyoto, where she was taught the ancient art of urushi by renowned Urushi Artists.