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facebook. Joy Holden Mosaics by Design | t. 07443 648361
21 St Nicholas Street
Joy specialises in the 'reverse method' (this generates mosaics with uncharacteristically flat surfaces), producing her original mosaic designs using a combination of finely cut glass and ceramic tesserae.
Joy has honed the technique over a period of more than 20 years, prior to which she had followed a multidisciplinary path that began after graduating with a degree in ceramic sculpture and meandered through such diverse disciplines as screen process printing, making patchwork clothes, Permaculture design, family building and youth work.
Joy now works out of her studio at designermakers21 in Diss on the Norfolk, Suffolk border. Joy is a member of both The British Association of Modern Mosaics and The Crafts Council.
“I love walking in the countryside. When I do I am struck by the profusion of shapes and colours which aggregate into beautiful patterns; particular dispositions of forms, diverse interactions and relationships, vibrant yet serene. With my mosaics I am trying to isolate a moment in this constantly changing landscape and represent it using immutable mineral fragments. To capture the fluid nature of these patterns using hard unyielding pieces of ceramic and glass, this is the challenge I relish; I aim to convey the excitement and thrill to be found in the explosion of diversity where edges meet, while still maintaining the calm completeness of the whole."