Joy Trpkovic. B.A.(Fine Art Hons)A.T.D., F.S.D-C.
Born in Colne,Lancashire, (Joy Wadsworth)
I studied Art in London, Portsmouth and Brighton.
After an Art education at Goldsmiths College of Art, Portsmouth Polytechnic and Sussex University, I taught Art and Ceramics in Portsmouth and in Harrow.
Since 1979 my work has been widely exhibited in Britain, Europe and the U.S.A.
My work is in private collections worldwide.
2015 CICA 35 2nd Prize. "Shoal pf 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
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. A founder member, I was responsible for obtaining an Arts Council Grant for the group in 2009.
i have left the group in order to spend more time developing my new ceramic work.
In February 2012 I was elected a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.