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.

CALL FOR ENTRIES Carbondale Clay Center

Place Setting from Rituals of the Maker, 2012 by juror
Heather Mae Erickson

 “Longing for Repetition”
Exhibition dates: June 7-28, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, June 7th, 6-8pm
Applications due: by the end of the day April 19, 2013
Juried by Heather Mae Erickson

Longing for Repetition is a National Juried and Invitational Exhibition hosted by the Carbondale Clay Center, that
explores ceramic work that represents a dialogue between parts, and is
strengthened through the use of multiples, sets, or the repetition of
form.

This exhibition is open to all types of utilitarian
and sculptural ceramics as well as small installations that explore
multiples, sets, or repetition. Clay should be the primary medium. One
entry selected by our juror will receive a $100 “best in show” award.
(Only juried entries are eligible.)

More information and an
application form will be posted on our website soon, or contact us by
phone at 970-963-2529 or email at info@carbondaleclay.org 
www.carbondaleclay.org