Joy BC

collectible objects

About

Joy BC (Joy Bonfield – Colombara) is an Artist and Goldsmith working predominantly in Noble Metals and bronze. 

Joy’s work has been described as both wearable artwork and miniature sculpture. Her work is currently owned by an international clientele of private collectors and she has been commissioned to create pieces for museums both in the U.K. and across the globe.

Joy Bonfield - Colombara is currently working on a piece for the Nelson Atkins Museum in the USA and recently a piece was added to the Alice and Louis Koch Collection in the Swiss National Museum, Zurich.

“"The work is emotive, socially and politically loaded.  Each piece carved into existence stands to commemorate something or someone, to hero an emotion, a moment or theory."”

Joy BC

Process

Her work’s are often challenging pre-existing notions of precious materials and ingrained societal ideals of western female bodies in sculpture. Joy BC plays with mythologies and re-examines the fascination with the ‘Classical’.
 
Using ancient techniques she creates work which is evocative of both ancient Greek and Roman art. Yet, what Joy creates is an artful manipulation of form and narratives which make the pieces magnificently modern. The body of work ‘Deconstructed Classics’ are quite literally a deconstruction of western classical sculpture. 

Joy BC received her undergraduate degree from the Glasgow School of Art and her M.A. from the Royal College of Art in London. She has also held two residencies in Japan. The first in Tokyo, working under the tutelage of master craftsmen Sensei (teacher) Ando and Sensei Kagaeyama, experts in Damascus steel and metal casting.