ABOUT JOY

 Joy uses illustrative storytelling on the surfaces of her original  clay art.  Her muse is  the rich culture and heritage of life in New Orleans.  Her goal is to capture  character, color and soul to hold memories and create ah ha moments.  Joy lives in New Orleans because where else can you live in a turquoise house, play with clay to make your living and breath air with notes of saxophone, mockingbird and jasmine!

OCCUPATION

Raku Clay Ceramic Artist

EDUCATION

University of Missouri


Kansas City, New Orleans, Bahamas, Roatan, Houston, New Orleans

PUBLICATIONS

“Clay Projects for Kids at Heart”

“Why Flamingos”

“Bone Gangs of New Orleans”

"Color Me New Orleans"

"Nola Day" A Story Pottery Story

GALLERY REPRESENTATION - NEW ORLEANS

KAKO Gallery, 536 Royal St. in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA.

Dutch Alley Artists Co-Op 912 North Peters St., French Quarter,  New Orleans, LA.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival,  cxl -see you virtually!

for inquiries or commissions,
[email protected]
(504)723 8464

follow me on instagram @joygauss