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Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong

Biography to Display: 

1958 Born Greenwich, Connecticut


1980 BFA Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

1987-1992 Continuing Studies, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York


1981-2000 Freelance Fashion Stylist/Editor, New York, New York

2000-2005 Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, Connecticut

2009 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

2003 Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York


Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong’s work falls into two categories, figurative sculpture and functional ceramics. In both cases she works with porcelain and black slip. Armstrong’s functional pieces are offered under the name JBA Signature Collection.

The functional pieces are thrown, sometimes altered, and decorated with black slip and occasionally the addition of color. Each sculptural piece is created from thinly thrown porcelain pieces that are cut apart, altered and reassembled using black slip so they appear to be stitched together. She applies the slip, sponges off the excess then when the piece is dry she sands the surface until it is highly polished. Some sculptures are fired without further glazing others receive a coat of clear all over glaze.



Bibliography to Display: 

Armstrong, Jocelyn Braxton. “I Am She.” The Newtowner Arts and Literary Magazine (Spring/Summer 2012).

Boros, Phyllis A.S. “Intense Artist.” Connecticut Post (July 8, 2007).

Einstein, Laura. “Five Part All Female Exhibition.” Venu Magazine March/April 2012).

Jerome, Sara. “The Courage to Create.” American Style (August 2008).

Kita, Walt. “The Transformer.” Westport Magazine (June 2006).



Artist's Studio: Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong Ceramics


Typical Marks

Sculptural work is signed on the bottom with full name and date. Functional work is stamped jba in a circle usually on the side, the functional pieces are also signed Jocelyn

Scribble Stripe Box
Date: 2014
Form: Box
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Mishima
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified July 4, 2023.