Who is Kim S. Joy?
I was raised in upstate New York and now live and work in Wilson, NC. I have been a stained glass artist and teacher since 1982. I currently teach at Art Happens on Tarboro in Historic Downtown Wilson NC. My work is in private and public collections worldwide. My stained glass pieces are in the traditional style and starting to branch out to incorporate materials not usually found in the medium.
I am available for commission work. You can take a look at my artist statement, artist bio and CV
I worked under several local stained glass artists in New Mexico and I have received bead work training from PJ Solomanson of Kailua, HI and I apprenticed under Janet Flynn of the Beaded Rabbit in Great Falls, VA.
I came from a family with various artistic talents- watercolor, woodworking, quilting, stained glass, masonry and poetry. In following my ancestral footsteps I have chosen stained glass as my medium to express my artistic heritage.
I believe that though my pieces I can grow and learn more about the world around me and where I came from. I hope that my work will inspire and encourage others in their artistic endeavors.
I belong to National Capital Art Glass Guild and Stained Glass Association of America.
My work can be found at Art Happens on Tarboro in Historic Downtown Wilson NC, Community Council for the Arts Kinston in Kinston, NC, the Art Market at Wilson Arts in Wilson NC, Bel Air Art Center in Rocky Mount and Heart 2 Hands in Clayton NC.
To see some of my art work visit Stained Glass Art Work Page. Feel free to email me about any of your stained glass questions, I am more than happy to help.
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