Joy Trpkovic

Instagram: @joytrpkovic

My work is inspired by marine forms, fossils and bones. It stretches the possibilities of entirely hand-built, high-fired porcelain. Wall pieces comprise collections of paper-thin delicate rays and squid-like sculpture shoals assembled in bespoke translucent perspex box frames. I am concerned with the fragility of the marine environment, and the fragility of my assembled invented sea creatures references that. Pinch bowls are made in either speckled iron-spot stoneware or porcelain with glass and lustres. I have recently used Parian porcelain to make large free-standing white funghi sculptures.

Fellow, Society of Designer Craftsmen

Recent Exhibitions/Events
2018    Mint Gallery, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2018    Handmade at Kew, Kew Gardens
2018    London Potters In Design @ Battersea, Battersea Power Station, London
2018    Hand of the Maker, Society of Designer Craftsmen, Chelsea College of Art, London
2018    Primavera, LP Selected Exhibition, The Ice House, Holland Park, London W8
2018    Flux, Chelsea College of Arts, London SW1
2018    Art Rooms, International Contemporary Art Fair, Melia White House, London NW1
2017    Mint Gallery, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2017    Handmade at Kew, Kew Gardens
2017    Flux, Chelsea College of Arts, London SW1
2017    Mint Gallery, Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London
2017    London Potters Local, Normansfield Theatre, Teddington
2017    The Sculpture Park, Churt, Surrey
2016    Handmade at Kew, Kew Gardens
2016    Mint Gallery at Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2016    Argilla Italia, International Ceramic Festival. Faenza
2016    Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries, London
2016    Nautilus, Madeinbritaly Gallery, London W9

Ongoing commission for porcelain vessels for Shanghai and Singapore
Porcelain Shards wall piece for London client
Group of Midas pinch bowls for London gallery

Prizes and Awards
2017    Finalist: Small Porcelain Competition, White Noise, Riga Porcelain Museum, Latvia
2013    Finalist, International Ceramics Competition, Alcora
2011    CICA 2nd Prize International Ceramic Competition, Museum of Ceramics, Alcora, Spain
2010    Finalist, International Ceramics Competition, Alcora

Contemporary Ceramics Collection, Museum of Ceramics, Alcora, Spain
Southampton Museum and Art Gallery

Galleries/Retail Outlets
Cecilia Colman Gallery, London
Palace Green Gallery, Hatfield
Gallery 55 Hartley Wintney
Handmade Interiors, London

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