Joy Bonfield – Colombara [ JOY BC ]
Joy graduated from Jewellery and Silversmithing at the Glasgow School of Art in 2014 and completed her Masters in Jewellery & Metal from the Royal College of Art in 2019. She has partaken in residencies at Hiko Mizuno in Tokyo, KCUA in Kyoto and “Make Works” in Scotland. Her work is in several private collections and was awarded the Richard Hubbard drawing prize. Joy currently works from a studio in South East London.
Royal College of Art, London 2017 – 2019 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow 2011 – 2014Hiko Mizuno College of Tokyo, Tokyo – 2012Kyoto City University of arts, Kyoto – 2018
Awards & Residencies
MARZEE Graduate Prize, Gallery MARZEE, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2019. Theo Fennell 'Overall Excellence' Award, Royal College of Art, London – 2019Fully funded research fellowship to complete MA research on Japanese Lacquer and material perceptions in relation to eastern and western narrative in the Urushi department at Kyoto's oldest arts university – 2019The Richard Hubbard Memorial Prize (for drawing) – 2014‘Make Works’ Paid Residency – 2013Exchange for three months to the Hiko Mizuno School of Jewellery in Tokyo, Japan – 2012Precious Metal Bursary from THE GOLDSMITHS COMPANY – 2012 Travel Bursary from Friends of Glasgow School of Art – 2012
MARZEE International Graduate Show, Gallery MARZEE, Nijmegen, The Netherlands – 2019Theo Fennell Award Winners, Theo Fennell Gallery, London – 2019
The Show, Royal College of Art, Woo Building, London – 2019.‘International Student Exhibition’. Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery, Kyoto – 2018.‘Bottom Drawer’. Exhibition Curated by Chica Seal in South Kensington Mews – 2018‘Precious Tears’. Exhibition with Photographers Olivia Rose and Lewis Hayward. Creative Debuts.115 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AD – 2018. Joy BC (Part of Melissa London Creative’s Exhibition) 43 Kings Street Covent Garden, London August – 2016.PRECIOUS DEBRIS, 1 Royal terrace gallery, Glasgow – 2015. New Designers Showcase, Business Design Centre, London – 2014. Degree Show at GSA, Glasgow – 2014.
Joy BC, Drawings and collages.Daniel Riley, High-Definition Photographies.Elodie Fabbri, Identity design & Digital Art Direction.
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