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Joy Brown

Biography to Display: 

UnknownBorn, Japan

EDUCATION

1951-1968Raised and schooled, Japan

1972BA Fine Arts, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1975-1978Ceramics apprenticeships in Japan

1978Researched kilns and potteries in Japan and Korea
 

Joy Brown is known for her joyful, rounded, figurative, sculptural forms (some of which are monumental), tiles and vessels.  She lived in Japan for the first 17 years of her life where she observed the local ceramics and, later returned to worked in a traditional Japanese ceramic studio. Her work shows the influences of the Japanese approach to clay learned during that time.

Brown chooses to work with Georgia clay that is typically used for making red bricks. She coils, pinches, and paddles her pieces, which are wood-fired in a 30-foot long anagama kiln.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan

Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut

Jing’An International Sculpture Park, Shanghai, China

University of North Carolina, Ashville, North Carolina

Yodogawa Christian Hospital, Osaka, Japan

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

O’Shaughnessy, Tracy. “Portfolio of the Month.” Connecticut, March 2009.

“Passport Picks: Words and Forms at Wisdom House.” Passport, Spring 2008. 

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.artwithin.net

Artist's Studio: Joy Brown Studio

 

Typical Marks
2014
1980-2014
2014
Figure Over Pods
Date: ca. 2008
Form: Tile
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Clay Art Center, "Transformations 6x6," Oct. 2008, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
Clay Art Center, "Transformations 6x6," Oct. 2008, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Tile #2
Date: ca. 2008
Form: Tile
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Clay Art Center, "Transformations 6x6," Oct. 2008, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
Clay Art Center, "Transformations 6x6," Oct. 2008, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Touching Toes
Date: 2012
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Hand Built
Photo: Richard Wanderman
Jar
Date: ca. 2014
Form: Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 26, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/brown