View Image Gallery Joy Bosworth(Full member)Tel: +44(0)1562 700837 Email: Web: www.joybosworthceramics.com
The ability of clay to mimic other materials interests me and its use historically to make cheaper copies of objects made in more valuable materials like pewter, bronze, silver.
Informed by observation of the found detritus of an urban society, often precisely madE these discarded objects become distorted and altered by their use and misuse. The work is non-functional. and pieces are thrown, hand built and assembled. Raku firing creaties a dark, almost black surface, rich with the nuances of the reduction chamber. vessels are embellished with silver leaf which is patinated to suggest the passage of time.
I sell work at juried potters markets throughout England and some galleries and am a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association.The work features in a number of books and, a1 present, as well as teaching at Foundation and Degree level.
The new work, like the previous smoke-fired pieces, is informed by manufactured objects, fabricated in a variety of sheet materials. Constructed from extruded elements and textured sheets of clay, the joins and marks of the making process become part of the composition.
Essentially monochrome, the vessels are cream or brown/black with splashes of grey, black or white slip. They are fired to 1100 degrees, centigrade in an electric kiln with a transparent glaze.
Joy is the author of two books: "
University of Central England, Bournville, Birmingham, Visiting Lecturer in Ceramics - 1989 Negotiated Studies.
Galleries with Specific Exhibitions:
Nov 2004 - Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
Craft Fairs and Potters Markets
May 2005/06 CAL 2005, Royal College, London May 2005/06 Clayart Wales 05, Denbigh
"New British Design 1998" published by Mitchell Beazley 1998.
Workshops and Demonstartions
Nov 2003 Visual Arts Network Slide Show
Creative Ambitions Award, West Midlands Arts, July 2002
I have written two books published by A & C Black as part of the Ceramic Handbook series
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: The Armory Studio, Springbrook Lodge, Forge Lane, Blakedown, Worcestershire, UK, DY10 3JF.
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Last Updated: 2011-06-14