movie day: Ceramic artist Joy Trpkovic

Joy Trpkovic is an award winning ceramic artist. She works predominantly in porcelain, creating distinctive translucent vessels, wall installations and collections of tiny sculptures inspired by sea forms, strata, fossils and funghi. http://www.createdbespoke.com/artist/Joy Joy studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths’ College in London, Portsmouth University and University of Sussex. Her Fine Art education as a painter enriches her work as a studio ceramicist and allows her to approach using clay with aesthetic and technical freedom. After teaching Art for some years, Joy set up her own studio. Since 1979, her work has been widely exhibited in Britain, Europe and the U.S.A; in Minnesota, Zurich, Basle, New Delhi and most recently, Alcora, Spain; and she has enjoyed numerous solo exhibitions in England. Joy’s work is held in public collections at Southampton City Museum and Art gallery, Leicester County Council and the Permanent Collection at the Museum of Ceramics, Alcora, Spain. Creating with porcelain that has been aged to increase plasticity for hand building, Joy uses only the simplest tools – fingers, the palm of a hand, a scalpel, a small boxwood stick and fine paintbrushes. Joy prefers direct contact with the clay rather than casting or throwing, although her preferred process is much more time consuming. Joy aims for delicate translucency in her work and enjoys the risks inherent in using porcelain as it grows and shrinks during firing – Her thinnest vessels are made from 0.5mm sheet. Mini sculptures are assembled in bespoke acrylic box frames to enable all round viewing and light passing through. Some Shard Wall Pieces are inserted into board and then framed with museum glass to avoid reflections.

movie day: Shodo

A portrait about Dirk Aleksic, a Berlin based ceramicist. He talks about his time as buddhist monk in Japan, the development of his visual aesthetic, and about creating tableware for some of Berlin’s most ambitious restaurants.

www.dirkaleksic.de