Joy Trpkovic FSDC
Joy’s background Fine Art training has enhanced the development of her entirely hand built ceramic work over the years. Her early pots and fungi forms were hand painted with lustres and onglaze colours. The improvements in available porcelain clays have been a catalyst for newer works and the challenges of making delicate installations into unique wall pieces. She is currrently using contrast black and white porcelain together and wall pieces inspired by marine shoals. Her invented marine creatures do not directly imitate nature, but seek to remind us of the fragility of marine ecosystems. Risk is a very important factor in her work. How thin? How fragile?How possible? The fluidity, and temperamental tactile nature of porcelain provides Joy with challenges she loves.
B.A.(Fine Art Hons) A.T.D., FSDC
Joy has studied Art at Goldsmiths College London Portsmouth Polytechnic and Sussex University,
Joy has taught Art and Ceramics in Portsmouth and in Harrow.
Since 1979 Joy's work has been widely exhibited in Britain, Europe and the U.S.A. and has work in private collections worldwide.
Public Collections & Awards
2017 International Ceramic Biennial, Haacht Belgium
2017International Small Porcelain Competition. Porcelain Museum, Riga Latvia
2015 CICA 35 2nd Prize. "Shoal of Angels”Permanent Contemporary Ceramics Collection, Museu De Ceramicaà de L'Alcora, Spain
2013. CICA 33 Finalist. International Ceramic Competition. Museu Ceramicà de L'Alcora, Spain
2013 Haacht International Ceramics Biennial. Belgium
2011. CICA 31 International Ceramic Competition. "Marine Dancing" 2nd prize.Permanent Contemporary Ceramic Collection, Museu Ceramica de L'Alcora. Spain
2010. CICA 30 Finalist. Permanent Contemporary Collection, Museu Ceramica de L'Alcora.
1986 Southampton Museum & Art Gallery. UK. (Veined Pinch Bowl)
1980 Leicester County Council.
Handmade in Britain. Design Book. 2011
British Contemporary Artists. 1994
Art Therapist with Teenage neurological patients at Guys and St. Thomas' Hospital, London. The group worked with Paper Porcelain and enjoyed seeing their work fired and finished.
Chairman of Harrow Open Studios in 2011. As a founder member, Joy was responsible for obtaining an Arts Council Grant for the group in 2009.
In February 2012 Joy was elected a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.