Joanna Lloyd MSDC

Glass Making & Stained Glass

About Joanna
From the age of 18, Joanna focused exclusively on her sport of rowing, achieving elite status, and representing GB & England. At the same time she worked as an archaeologist and then a landscape architect. After retiring from competing, Joanna's focus turned to a need to be creative, and ultimately a designer maker using glass. This led to a return to university to study glass part time at BA and then an MA, graduating in 2015. Joanna now specialises in casting glass in her Surrey Studio where she makes work influenced by her experiences, which is sold in galleries across the UK.
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Joanna specialises in cast glass sculptural work. Her earlier experiences, in archaeology and landscape design, heavily influence her glass work. During her MA and subsequent residency at the University for the Creative Arts, Joanna began developing her "Vestigium Series" of glass - after bereavement. This concept reflects the idea that we all leave "a trace, a memory". The work is complex, cast multi-layered with veiled artefacts within and surface textures cast from archaeological excavations. Glass techniques & skills include: fusing, multi-casting, flame working, sandblasting, cold working & polishing. The "Vestigium Series" is still an evolving body of work.

Joanna's more commercial work includes thick cast glass panels using plant material and beach-combing finds, which are made through a number of casting & moulding processes. The processes ensure that nature's extraordinary details are evident in the final glass work.

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Artist in Residence, Glass. University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. 2016-17.

MA in Contemporary Craft (Glass). (Merit). September 2015. University for the Creative Arts, Farnham

BA Honours 3D Design - Glass. (First Class Honours). June 2013. University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS), Farnborough College 2010.

Post Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture, University of Central England in Birmingham, 1996.

Post Graduate Diploma in Town Planning, Central London Polytechnic 1986.

BA Combined Honours, Archaeology & Ancient History, Lancaster University 1980.

Selected Exhibitions:

Rising Stars 2016, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham. 4th March - 16th May 2016

UCA@OXO 2015, Oxo Gallery, South Bank, London. London Design Week. September 2015.

MA Show 2015, UCA, Farnham. August 2015.

Rising Stars 2015, New Ashgate Gallery. 20th March - 10th May 2015

Winter Exhibtion, New Ashgate Gallery. 22nd November 2014 - 17th January 2015. New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey.

Objects of Desire, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, Surrey. 23rd May - 30th September 2014

Designer Crafts 2014, 10th-19th January 2014. The Mall Galleries, London SW1. The Society of Designer Craftsmen

Highlights from New Designers 2013, 1st-30th November 2013. Online exhibition on the website of the Contemporary Glass Society. My work received a "Highly Commended" from the CGS at New Designers.

UCA Farnham Foyer Exhibition, UCA Farnham. 30th August-10th October 2013

New Designers 2013, 26th-29th June 2013. Business Design Centre, Islington London.

Degree Show 2013, UCA Farnham, May 2013

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