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Details from ‘Orlando’s Tears’. By Joy Bonfield - Colombara. 
Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019
Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel Orlando: A Biography. Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman. The joyous cascading tears, in a color gradient which subtly transcends from lilac to yellow, solidifies a moment of metamorphosis. Woolf’s seminal book which contested gender and social hierarchies in a humorous biography is still incredibly poignant and relevant today. 
The Tears detach from the book to form a single earring. At the beginning to the novel, in the Elizabethan courts, it was the fashion for men to wear one earring. Skip forward to the 1980s, and wearing one earring in a particular lobe gestured to one’s sexual preference. There is a moment in the book in which the protagonist, when transforming from a man to woman, points out that nothing has changed apart from their sex, the person is still the same. This was quite a statement in 1928. The inside of the book is carved into a skull - which was my notion that everyone, in whichever skin they are in, beneath we are the same.
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Photo by Daniel Riley @pictureriley 
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#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
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Details from ‘Orlando’s Tears’. By Joy Bonfield - Colombara. Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019 Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel "Orlando: A Biography". Orlando, the protagonist, lives th

Details from ‘Orlando’s Tears’. This piece will be on show next week at the Theo Fennel Gallery/ Showroom in South Kensington.
‘Orlando’s Tears’. By Joy Bonfield - Colombara. 
Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019
Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel Orlando: A Biography. Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman. The joyous cascading tears, in a color gradient which subtly transcends from lilac to yellow, solidifies a moment of metamorphosis. Woolf’s seminal book which contested gender and social hierarchies in a humorous biography is still incredibly poignant and relevant today. 
The Tears detach from the book to form a single earring. At the beginning to the novel, in the Elizabethan courts, it was the fashion for men to wear one earring. Skip forward to the 1980s, and wearing one earring in a particular lobe gestured to one’s sexual preference. There is a moment in the book in which the protagonist, when transforming from a man to woman, points out that nothing has changed apart from their sex, the person is still the same. This was quite a statement in 1928. The inside of the book is carved into a skull - which was my notion that everyone, in whichever skin they are in, beneath we are the same.
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Exquisite HD Photo by Daniel Riley @pictureriley .
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #tearsofjoy #materialPerceptions #orlando #virginawoolf #sapphires #gold #handmade
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Details from ‘Orlando’s Tears’. This piece will be on show next week at the Theo Fennel Gallery/ Showroom in South Kensington. ‘Orlando’s Tears’. By Joy Bonfield - Colombara. Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires.

‘Orlando’s Tears’. By Joy Bonfield - Colombara. 
Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019
Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel Orlando: A Biography. Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman. The joyous cascading tears, in a color gradient which subtly transcends from lilac to yellow, solidifies a moment of metamorphosis. Woolf’s seminal book which contested gender and social hierarchies in a humorous biography is still incredibly poignant and relevant today. 
The Tears detach from the book to form a single earring. At the beginning to the novel, in the Elizabethan courts, it was the fashion for men to wear one earring. Skip forward to the 1980s, and wearing one earring in a particular lobe gestured to one’s sexual preference. There is a moment in the book in which the protagonist, when transforming from a man to woman, points out that nothing has changed apart from their sex, the person is still the same. This was quite a statement in 1928. The inside of the book is carved into a skull - which was my notion that everyone, in whichever skin they are in, beneath we are the same.
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Photo by Daniel Riley 
#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #tearsofjoy #materialPerceptions #orlando #virginawoolf #sapphires #gold #handmade
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‘Orlando’s Tears’. By Joy Bonfield - Colombara. Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019 Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel "Orlando: A Biography". Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several

Bespoke ‘Rottura’ by Joy BC, 2019. 18ct red gold, silver and unusual Aquamarine. For a special friend.
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#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
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Bespoke ‘Rottura’ by Joy BC, 2019. 18ct red gold, silver and unusual Aquamarine. For a special friend. . . . . . #joybc #metalwork #artjewellery#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewel

Earlier this year I made a piece for @savannahgeebaker of Queen Nanny. Our research into Queen Nanny considerably contributed into my MA body of work and into different narratives which look at metamorphoses and material perceptions. Savannah, 3 Year’s ago, showed me Jamaica and the beauty of Portland. I miss my friends there but always carry fairy hill and the sound of the crickets in my heart. Hand carved and cast in rose gold. .
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#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #hautejoaillerie #materialPerceptions #bijou #orafa #gioiello #gioielleria #joya
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Earlier this year I made a piece for @savannahgeebaker of Queen Nanny. Our research into Queen Nanny considerably contributed into my MA body of work and into different narratives which look at metamorphoses and material perceptions. Savannah, 3 Year

Work in progress. The stone is not yet set and there are several process still to go. Material in metamorphosis. ‘Rotto’ in Silver, 14ct red gold and deep lively peridot. .
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#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #hautejoaillerie #materialPerceptions #bijou #orafa #gioiello #gioielleria #joya
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Work in progress. The stone is not yet set and there are several process still to go. Material in metamorphosis. ‘Rotto’ in Silver, 14ct red gold and deep lively peridot. . . . . #joybc #metalwork #artjewellery#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsm

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The website is live!!! Go and enJOY. A huge thank you to Elodi Fabbri for designing and making the website @elodiefabbri and Daniel Riley @pictureriley for the exquisite HD photography. I recommend to view on a larger screen so you can zoom into the details.
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The website is live!!! Go and enJOY. A huge thank you to Elodi Fabbri for designing and making the website @elodiefabbri and Daniel Riley @pictureriley for the exquisite HD photography. I recommend to view on a larger screen so you can zoom into the

I will never forget today. 
OverJOYed to announce that I was selected to be part of the international graduate show at my favourite gallery, who boast the largest and most exquisite collection or ‘Art Jewellery’ in the world @galeriemarzee. I was awarded one of the MARZEE prizes which means I will be going to Belgium for a special residency in the new year. 
So proud of my fellow RCA companions @mica.mornaghi @chloevalorso who were showing also. .
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I will never forget today. OverJOYed to announce that I was selected to be part of the international graduate show at my favourite gallery, who boast the largest and most exquisite collection or ‘Art Jewellery’ in the world @galeriemarzee. I was awa

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Bespoke ‘Rotto’ 2019. Silver, 18ct red gold and old cut diamond. 
I remember somewhere being told, ‘You have to learn the classics to then tear them apart’. This is something I was drawn to from an adolescent – though I wasn’t sure why. I strived to achieve ‘perfection’ in my drawing and sculpture, only to realize that this often resulted in rigid, prescriptive, over worked imitations of nature. Destruction, freeing up one’s way of working and taking risks resulted in much more dynamic and emotive work. All of my ‘Ruin-Lust’ works explore this idea of needing destruction as much as creation. Many of the surviving artefacts from ancient Rome and Greece are no longer intact. Sculpted images, for example, are missing limbs or facial features. These losses reflect their personal history. They are also an intrinsic part of their beauty and continuing appeal. .
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Bespoke ‘Rotto’ 2019. Silver, 18ct red gold and old cut diamond. I remember somewhere being told, ‘You have to learn the classics to then tear them apart’. This is something I was drawn to from an adolescent – though I wasn’t sure why. I strived to

Title: ‘Orlando’s Tear’, 2019. 
By Joy BC.

18ct yellow gold, 1.74ct Ceylon sapphire, Orlando Novel by Virginia Woolf, paint, Ink. 
Description:
The joyous tear, which subtly transcends from dark blue to light blue, solidifies a moment of change. The tear detaches from the book to form a single earring. 
For this piece, I was inspired by Virginia Woolf's novel, ‘Orlando’. In it, the protagonist lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman.  When Orlando changes, she points out that nothing has changed apart from her sex. This was quite a statement in 1928 and is still incredibly poignant and relevant today. 
I chose to create an earring because during the time of the Elizabethan courts, which is where part of the novel is set, it was the fashion to wear one earring. Skip forward to the 1980s, and wearing an earring in a particular ear gestured to your sexual preference.
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Photo by Daniel Riley.
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #hautejoaillerie #materialPerceptions #bijou #orafa #gioiello #gioielleria #joya
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Title: ‘Orlando’s Tear’, 2019. By Joy BC. 18ct yellow gold, 1.74ct Ceylon sapphire, Orlando Novel by Virginia Woolf, paint, Ink. Description: The joyous tear, which subtly transcends from dark blue to light blue, solidifies a moment of change. The

#Repost @joy_bc ・・・
‘Orlando’s Tears’. By Joy Bonfield - Colombara. 
Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019
Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel Orlando: A Biography. Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman. The joyous cascading tears, in a color gradient which subtly transcends from lilac to yellow, solidifies a moment of metamorphosis. Woolf’s seminal book which contested gender and social hierarchies in a humorous biography is still incredibly poignant and relevant today. 
The Tears detach from the book to form a single earring. At the beginning to the novel, in the Elizabethan courts, it was the fashion for men to wear one earring. Skip forward to the 1980s, and wearing one earring in a particular lobe gestured to one’s sexual preference. There is a moment in the book in which the protagonist, when transforming from a man to woman, points out that nothing has changed apart from their sex, the person is still the same. This was quite a statement in 1928. The inside of the book is carved into a skull - which was my notion that everyone, in whichever skin they are in, beneath we are the same.
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Photo by Daniel Riley 
#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #tearsofjoy #materialPerceptions #orlando #virginawoolf #sapphires #gold #handmade
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#repost @joy_bc ・・・ ‘Orlando’s Tears’. By Joy Bonfield - Colombara. Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019 Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel "Orlando: A Biography". Orlando, the protagonist, l

Title: ‘Orlando’s Tear’, 2019. 
By Joy BC.

18ct yellow gold, 1.74ct Ceylon sapphire, Orlando Novel by Virginia Woolf, paint, Ink. 
Description:
The joyous tear, which subtly transcends from dark blue to light blue, solidifies a moment of change. The tear detaches from the book to form a single earring. 
For this piece, I was inspired by Virginia Woolf's novel, ‘Orlando’. In it, the protagonist lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman.  When Orlando changes, she points out that nothing has changed apart from her sex. This was quite a statement in 1928 and is still incredibly poignant and relevant today. 
I chose to create an earring because during the time of the Elizabethan courts, which is where part of the novel is set, it was the fashion to wear one earring. Skip forward to the 1980s, and wearing an earring in a particular ear gestured to your sexual preference.
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Photo by Daniel Riley.
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #hautejoaillerie #materialPerceptions #bijou #orafa #gioiello #gioielleria #joya
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Title: ‘Orlando’s Tear’, 2019. By Joy BC. 18ct yellow gold, 1.74ct Ceylon sapphire, Orlando Novel by Virginia Woolf, paint, Ink. Description: The joyous tear, which subtly transcends from dark blue to light blue, solidifies a moment of change. The

Title: ‘Orlando’s Tear’, 2019. 
By Joy BC.

18ct yellow gold, 1.74ct Ceylon sapphire, Orlando Novel by Virginia Woolf, paint, Ink. 
Description:
The joyous tear, which subtly transcends from dark blue to light blue, solidifies a moment of change. The tear detaches from the book to form a single earring. 
For this piece, I was inspired by Virginia Woolf's novel, ‘Orlando’. In it, the protagonist lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman.  When Orlando changes, she points out that nothing has changed apart from her sex. This was quite a statement in 1928 and is still incredibly poignant and relevant today. 
I chose to create an earring because during the time of the Elizabethan courts, which is where part of the novel is set, it was the fashion to wear one earring. Skip forward to the 1980s, and wearing an earring in a particular ear gestured to your sexual preference.
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Photo by Daniel Riley.
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #hautejoaillerie #materialPerceptions #bijou #orafa #gioiello #gioielleria #joya
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Title: ‘Orlando’s Tear’, 2019. By Joy BC. 18ct yellow gold, 1.74ct Ceylon sapphire, Orlando Novel by Virginia Woolf, paint, Ink. Description: The joyous tear, which subtly transcends from dark blue to light blue, solidifies a moment of change. The

‘Madre (Mother)’ ring by Joy BC 2019.
18ct yellow gold and Mozambique blood red Garnet. 
Whilst I was in Kyoto learning about Urushi, I also learnt how powerful and loaded the colour red is in not only British or Italian culture, but in Japan an the world at large. 
I lost my mothers red ruby ring which was given to her by her Mother several years ago. I never told her as I felt so terrible for losing it/ it being taken. I searched for years for that ring and finally I decided to make one that is not the same, but takes the classic red and gold combination. Exploring the idea of ‘blood line’, ‘inheritance’ and the passing down of jewellery,  the simple title ‘Mother’ invokes feelings for everyone. Also the sense of loss can be overwhelming, but rather than looking for that which is irreplaceable, the only way is to create something new. Weather that’s literal or metaphorical.
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Photo by Daniel Riley.
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
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‘Madre (Mother)’ ring by Joy BC 2019. 18ct yellow gold and Mozambique blood red Garnet. Whilst I was in Kyoto learning about Urushi, I also learnt how powerful and loaded the colour red is in not only British or Italian culture, but in Japan an the

‘Madre (Mother)’ ring by Joy BC 2019.
18ct yellow gold and Mozambique blood red Garnet. 
Whilst I was in Kyoto learning about Urushi, I also learnt how powerful and loaded the colour red is in not only British or Italian culture, but in Japan an the world at large. 
I lost my mothers red ruby ring which was given to her by her Mother several years ago. I never told her as I felt so terrible for losing it/ it being taken. I searched for years for that ring and finally I decided to make one that is not the same, but takes the classic red and gold combination. Exploring the idea of ‘blood line’, ‘inheritance’ and the passing down of jewellery,  the simple title ‘Mother’ invokes feelings for everyone. Also the sense of loss can be overwhelming, but rather than looking for that which is irreplaceable, the only way is to create something new. Weather that’s literal or metaphorical.
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Photo by Daniel Riley.
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #garnet #materialperceptions #gold #ring #red #madre #mother #oro #hautejoaillerie
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‘Madre (Mother)’ ring by Joy BC 2019. 18ct yellow gold and Mozambique blood red Garnet. Whilst I was in Kyoto learning about Urushi, I also learnt how powerful and loaded the colour red is in not only British or Italian culture, but in Japan an the

‘Madre (Mother)’ ring by Joy BC 2019.
18ct yellow gold and Mozambique blood red Garnet. 
Whilst I was in Kyoto learning about Urushi, I also learnt how powerful and loaded the colour red is in not only British or Italian culture, but in Japan an the world at large. 
I lost my mothers red ruby ring which was given to her by her Mother several years ago. I never told her as I felt so terrible for losing it/ it being taken. I searched for years for that ring and finally I decided to make one that is not the same, but takes the classic red and gold combination. Exploring the idea of ‘blood line’, ‘inheritance’ and the passing down of jewellery,  the simple title ‘Mother’ invokes feelings for everyone. Also the sense of loss can be overwhelming, but rather than looking for that which is irreplaceable, the only way is to create something new. Weather that’s literal or metaphorical.
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Photo by Daniel Riley.
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #handwerk #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #garnet #materialperceptions #gold #ring #red #madre #mother #oro
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‘Madre (Mother)’ ring by Joy BC 2019. 18ct yellow gold and Mozambique blood red Garnet. Whilst I was in Kyoto learning about Urushi, I also learnt how powerful and loaded the colour red is in not only British or Italian culture, but in Japan an the

‘Orlando’s Tears’. By Joy Bonfield - Colombara. 
Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019
Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel Orlando: A Biography. Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman. The joyous cascading tears, in a color gradient which subtly transcends from lilac to yellow, solidifies a moment of metamorphosis. Woolf’s seminal book which contested gender and social hierarchies in a humorous biography is still incredibly poignant and relevant today. 
The Tears detach from the book to form a single earring. At the beginning to the novel, in the Elizabethan courts, it was the fashion for men to wear one earring. Skip forward to the 1980s, and wearing one earring in a particular lobe gestured to one’s sexual preference. There is a moment in the book in which the protagonist, when transforming from a man to woman, points out that nothing has changed apart from their sex, the person is still the same. This was quite a statement in 1928. The inside of the book is carved into a skull - which was my notion that everyone, in whichever skin they are in, beneath we are the same.
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Photo by Daniel Riley 
#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #tearsofjoy #materialPerceptions #orlando #virginawoolf #sapphires #gold #handmade
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‘Orlando’s Tears’. By Joy Bonfield - Colombara. Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019 Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel "Orlando: A Biography". Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several

Queen Nanny. 18ct yellow Gold. 27mm x 22mm x 33mm. 2019 by Joy BC
Description:
 Queen Nanny, a Ghanaian African woman (of the Asante people), born around 1685, was enslaved and brought to Jamaica to work on the sugar plantations. She escaped the British colonists and moved groups of people into the mountains.
Nanny is known for her outstanding leadership skills, Intelligence, strength of human spirit and ability in psychological and guerilla warfare.
Queen Nanny’s portrait is now on the Jamaican $500. In this ring, Queen Nanny is made of metal, gold, one of the materials we associate most to wealth, and a material whose history and social significance is as deep as the earth it was dug from.
Billions were made from the sugar trade of which the UK was built. This small Island owes much of it wealth to the countries it colonised. London became the amazing city it is because of the multicultural wealth of the people who made it.
Take the ‘Tate’ which comes from Tate & Lyle sugar.
Think about tea – something quintessentially associated to ‘British-ness’ -  no tea was ever grown in England (e.g. Yorkshire Gold). .
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Photo by Daniel Riley 2019

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Queen Nanny. 18ct yellow Gold. 27mm x 22mm x 33mm. 2019 by Joy BC Description: Queen Nanny, a Ghanaian African woman (of the Asante people), born around 1685, was enslaved and brought to Jamaica to work on the sugar plantations. She escaped the Brit

Queen Nanny. 18ct yellow Gold. 27mm x 22mm x 33mm. 2019
Description:
 Queen Nanny, a Ghanaian African woman (of the Asante people), born around 1685, was enslaved and brought to Jamaica to work on the sugar plantations. She escaped the British colonists and moved groups of people into the mountains.
Nanny is known for her outstanding leadership skills, Intelligence, strength of human spirit and ability in psychological and guerilla warfare.
Queen Nanny’s portrait is now on the Jamaican $500. In this ring, Queen Nanny is made of metal, gold, one of the materials we associate most to wealth, and a material whose history and social significance is as deep as the earth it was dug from.
Billions were made from the sugar trade of which the UK was built. This small Island owes much of it wealth to the countries it colonised. London became the amazing city it is because of the multicultural wealth of the people who made it.
Take the ‘Tate’ which comes from Tate & Lyle sugar.
Think about tea – something quintessentially associated to ‘British-ness’ -  no tea was ever grown in England (e.g. Yorkshire Gold). .
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Photo by Daniel Riley 2019

#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal ##materialPerceptions #newmakers #craftgrads #gold #queenNanny #Jamaica #uk
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Queen Nanny. 18ct yellow Gold. 27mm x 22mm x 33mm. 2019 Description: Queen Nanny, a Ghanaian African woman (of the Asante people), born around 1685, was enslaved and brought to Jamaica to work on the sugar plantations. She escaped the British coloni

Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019
Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel Orlando: A Biography. Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman. The joyous cascading tears, in a color gradient which subtly transcends from lilac to yellow, solidifies a moment of metamorphosis. Woolf’s seminal book which contested gender and social hierarchies in a humorous biography is still incredibly poignant and relevant today. 
The Tears detach from the book to form a single earring. At the beginning to the novel, in the Elizabethan courts, it was the fashion for men to wear one earring. Skip forward to the 1980s, and wearing one earring in a particular lobe gestured to one’s sexual preference. There is a moment in the book in which the protagonist, when transforming from a man to woman, points out that nothing has changed apart from their sex, the person is still the same. This was quite a statement in 1928. The inside of the book is carved into a skull - which was my notion that everyone, in whichever skin they are in, beneath we are the same.
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Photo by Daniel Riley 
#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #tearsofjoy #materialPerceptions #newmakers #craftgrads
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Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019 Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel "Orlando: A Biography". Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman. The

‘Orlando’s Tears’. By Joy Bonfield - Colombara. 
Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019
Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel Orlando: A Biography. Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman. The joyous cascading tears, in a color gradient which subtly transcends from lilac to yellow, solidifies a moment of metamorphosis. Woolf’s seminal book which contested gender and social hierarchies in a humorous biography is still incredibly poignant and relevant today. 
The Tears detach from the book to form a single earring. At the beginning to the novel, in the Elizabethan courts, it was the fashion for men to wear one earring. Skip forward to the 1980s, and wearing one earring in a particular lobe gestured to one’s sexual preference. There is a moment in the book in which the protagonist, when transforming from a man to woman, points out that nothing has changed apart from their sex, the person is still the same. This was quite a statement in 1928. The inside of the book is carved into a skull - which was my notion that everyone, in whichever skin they are in, beneath we are the same.
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Photo by Daniel Riley 
#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #tearsofjoy #materialPerceptions
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‘Orlando’s Tears’. By Joy Bonfield - Colombara. Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019 Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel "Orlando: A Biography". Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several

Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019
Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel Orlando: A Biography. Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman. The joyous cascading tears, in a color gradient which subtly transcends from lilac to yellow, solidifies a moment of metamorphosis. Woolf’s seminal book which contested gender and social hierarchies in a humorous biography is still incredibly poignant and relevant today. 
The Tears detach from the book to form a single earring. At the beginning to the novel, in the Elizabethan courts, it was the fashion for men to wear one earring. Skip forward to the 1980s, and wearing one earring in a particular lobe gestured to one’s sexual preference. There is a moment in the book in which the protagonist, when transforming from a man to woman, points out that nothing has changed apart from their sex, the person is still the same. This was quite a statement in 1928. The inside of the book is carved into a skull - which was my notion that everyone, in whichever skin they are in, beneath we are the same.
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Photo by Daniel Riley 
#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #tearsofjoy #materialPerceptions #newmakers #craftgrads
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Ink, paint, 9 years, grants anatomy book, 18ct yellow gold and sapphires. 2010-2019 Description: Virginia Woolf's satirical novel "Orlando: A Biography". Orlando, the protagonist, lives through several centuries and changes sex from man to woman. The

Queen Nanny. 18ct yellow Gold. 27mm x 22mm x 33mm. 2019
Description:
 Queen Nanny, a Ghanaian African woman (of the Asante people), born around 1685, was enslaved and brought to Jamaica to work on the sugar plantations. She escaped the British colonists and moved groups of people into the mountains.
Nanny is known for her outstanding leadership skills, Intelligence, strength of human spirit and ability in psychological and guerilla warfare.
Queen Nanny’s portrait is now on the Jamaican $500. In this ring, Queen Nanny is made of metal, gold, one of the materials we associate most to wealth, and a material whose history and social significance is as deep as the earth it was dug from.
Billions were made from the sugar trade of which the UK was built. This small Island owes much of it wealth to the countries it colonised. London became the amazing city it is because of the multicultural wealth of the people who made it.
Take the ‘Tate’ which comes from Tate & Lyle sugar.
Think about tea – something quintessentially associated to ‘British-ness’ -  no tea was ever grown in England (e.g. Yorkshire Gold). .
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Photo by Daniel Riley 2019

#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #tearsofjoy #materialPerceptions #newmakers #craftgrads
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Queen Nanny. 18ct yellow Gold. 27mm x 22mm x 33mm. 2019 Description: Queen Nanny, a Ghanaian African woman (of the Asante people), born around 1685, was enslaved and brought to Jamaica to work on the sugar plantations. She escaped the British coloni

Thank you @moon_magazine ️
Words by the eloquent @veritypemberton and gorgeous photos by @elliesmithphoto 
Was a total pleasure to have you in the studio. To read the full story - issue 7 is now available via @moon_magazine  
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#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #tearsofjoy #materialPerceptions
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Thank you @moon_magazine ️ Words by the eloquent @veritypemberton and gorgeous photos by @elliesmithphoto Was a total pleasure to have you in the studio. To read the full story - issue 7 is now available via @moon_magazine . . . . #moonmagazine #j

“Sekhmet” ring by @joy_bc  In Egyptian mythology Sekhmet is The Goddess of warfare and healing and is depicted as part human, part lioness. This ring is from “The Metamorphosis”  series and its premise is to transform the wearer -  into half human, half lioness. Very meaningful and powerful symbol. #talisman
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“Sekhmet” ring by @joy_bc In Egyptian mythology Sekhmet is The Goddess of warfare and healing and is depicted as part human, part lioness. This ring is from “The Metamorphosis” series and its premise is to transform the wearer - into half human, h

‘Sekhmet’ by Joy BC 2019. Back view-  paws tied. Hand carved and cast in the ancient lost wax method. 18ct yellow gold. The Goddess of warfare and healing, Sekhmet is depicted as part human, Part Lioness. The premise of this work, which is part of my Metamorphosis series, is that when the wearer puts on the golden lioness skin, you transform- part lioness, part human. Psychologically, talismans have been used for centuries as ways of mental transformation. Many stories throughout history depict hero’s wearing animal skins to be empowered- take Alexander the Great with the lion helmet or Hercules and the Golden Fleece. The Egyptians believed that the lioness was the greatest hunter, which, in part is true. It is the female lion that does all the Hunting cub  rearing- yet it is predominantly male lions which have been depicted in artworks as the fiercest and most powerful. This piece is a modern interpretation of an ancient sentiment. .
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #tearsofjoy #materialPerceptions#gold #oro #lioness #sekhmet
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‘Sekhmet’ by Joy BC 2019. Back view- paws tied. Hand carved and cast in the ancient lost wax method. 18ct yellow gold. The Goddess of warfare and healing, Sekhmet is depicted as part human, Part Lioness. The premise of this work, which is part of my

‘Sekhmet’ by Joy BC 2019. Hand carved and cast in the ancient lost wax method.18ct yellow gold. The Goddess of warfare and healing, Sekhmet is depicted as part human, Part Lioness. The premise of this work, which is part of my Metamorphosis series, is that when the wearer puts on the golden lioness skin, you transform- part lioness, part human. Psychologically, talismans have been used for centuries as ways of mental transformation. Many stories throughout history depict hero’s wearing animal skins to be empowered- take Alexander the Great with the lion helmet or Hercules and the Golden Fleece. The Egyptians believed that the lioness was the greatest hunter, which, in part is true. It is the female lion that does all the Hunting cub  rearing- yet it is predominantly male lions which have been depicted in artworks as the fiercest and most powerful. This piece is a modern interpretation of an ancient sentiment. .
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal #materialPerceptions#gold #oro #lioness #sekhmet #newmakers #craftgrafs
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‘Sekhmet’ by Joy BC 2019. Hand carved and cast in the ancient lost wax method.18ct yellow gold. The Goddess of warfare and healing, Sekhmet is depicted as part human, Part Lioness. The premise of this work, which is part of my Metamorphosis series, i

“Everything I make is made with my own two hands. I don’t even use computer-assisted design,” says Joy BC (@joy_bc), a London-based artist goldsmith who works with precious metals and likes to think of the jewelry she makes as “miniature artworks that live in a social realm.” Lil’ Wayne actually wears one of those miniature artworks—Joy BC made a custom pendant for the rapper last year.  #THREADS
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“Everything I make is made with my own two hands. I don’t even use computer-assisted design,” says Joy BC (@joy_bc ), a London-based artist goldsmith who works with precious metals and likes to think of the jewelry she makes as “miniature artworks tha

Freja & Joy #sisters #bordercollie #bc #joybc #frejabc
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Freja & Joy #sisters #bordercollie #bc #joybc #frejabc

Work in progress: ‘Orlando’. The painting was something I did in 2010 on a copy of Grants Method of Anatomy- when I first decided to study Jewellery at the Glasgow school of art. Almost 10 years later - I will literally cry sapphires if I can finish my masters without going insane. The work is a continuous exploration of the preciousness of tears- how they contain different chemicals/hormones  depending if they are for pain, grief or joy. .
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#orlando #tearsofjoy #joybc #sapphire #gold #liliac #virginiawolf
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Work in progress: ‘Orlando’. The painting was something I did in 2010 on a copy of Grants Method of Anatomy- when I first decided to study Jewellery at the Glasgow school of art. Almost 10 years later - I will literally cry sapphires if I can finish

Work in progress: raw cast before cleaning and soldering. ‘Salary’- solid silver salt cellar. Now working on the spoon 🥄 
The word ‘salary’ comes from the Roman soldiers being paid in blocks of salt. ‘Sal’ in Latin is salt. The spoon will be pierced with holes so that when it’s used it will loose a percentage. Women worldwide on average are paid 30%- 60% less then men in all areas of work. In the UK women are paid on average 30% less then men. #paymewhatyouoweme #genderpaygap #salty #materialperceptions #joybc
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Work in progress: raw cast before cleaning and soldering. ‘Salary’- solid silver salt cellar. Now working on the spoon 🥄 The word ‘salary’ comes from the Roman soldiers being paid in blocks of salt. ‘Sal’ in Latin is salt. The spoon will be pierced

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So so so special

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‘Sasso Rosso’. By Joy BC 2018. Unusual engagement ring for a truly kind, intelligent, inspirational couple. Was pleasure to make this work for you both. Red spinel with 18ct yellow gold. Photo by @pictureriley Catalogue /portfolio will be available to pre-order this week. DM for info. .
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#ceremonial #love #red #18ct #spinel #joybc #bespoke #oneofakind #handmade #rosso #sasso #engagementring #ring #eternal
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#repost @joy_bc ・・・ ‘Sasso Rosso’. By Joy BC 2018. Unusual engagement ring for a truly kind, intelligent, inspirational couple. Was pleasure to make this work for you both. Red spinel with 18ct yellow gold. Photo by @pictureriley Catalogue /portfolio

Queen Nanny. Work in Progress 2019
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#queenNanny #queen #hero #Jamaica #joybc #handcarved
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Queen Nanny. Work in Progress 2019 . . . . . #queennanny #queen #hero #jamaica #joybc #handcarved

Szczeniaki są super, ale synek jest tylko jeden
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Szczeniaki są super, ale synek jest tylko jeden

‘Rotto’- 2019. Silver, 18ct yellow gold and 0.2ct brown diamond. .
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#europe #brexit #joybc #ruinlust

#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #nobelMetal
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‘Rotto’- 2019. Silver, 18ct yellow gold and 0.2ct brown diamond. . . . . #europe #brexit #joybc #ruinlust #joybc #metalwork #artjewellery#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewelleryma

Czyste niebo, czysta głowa i reset dla mózgu :D takie rzeczy tylko w Chilabowie
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Czyste niebo, czysta głowa i reset dla mózgu :D takie rzeczy tylko w Chilabowie

The website has gone live. I cannot thank  Elodie @elodiefabbri enough for her amazing eye and digital skills, along with Daniel @pictureriley for documenting and photographing all the art works. .
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#medusa #bronze #nobelmetals #joybc #comb #socialhierarchies #europe #brexit #splitends #virginhair #peckham #se13 #italia #greece #london #kushi
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The website has gone live. I cannot thank Elodie @elodiefabbri enough for her amazing eye and digital skills, along with Daniel @pictureriley for documenting and photographing all the art works. . . . . . #medusa #bronze #nobelmetals #joybc #comb #s

‘Capturing the moon’s reflection’ by JOY BC 2018. Deconstructed Japanese natsume tea caddy with Tahitian yellow pearl inlay and hand painted miniature willow in Urushi. .
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#natsume #kyoto #deconstructed #moon #reflection#unattainable #joybc #narrative #teacaddy
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‘Capturing the moon’s reflection’ by JOY BC 2018. Deconstructed Japanese natsume tea caddy with Tahitian yellow pearl inlay and hand painted miniature willow in Urushi. . . . . #natsume #kyoto #deconstructed #moon #reflection #unattainable #joybc #nar

Friday festive greetings to you all and all of yours. BIG LOVE to all of mine, you know who you are . Now let’s put this year to bed, share some love and get chubby!
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Friday festive greetings to you all and all of yours. BIG LOVE to all of mine, you know who you are . Now let’s put this year to bed, share some love and get chubby! - - @ruthcrafer - - #headshots #ruthcrafer #candid #chillin #crimbo #white #christ

‘Yamanba’. Japanese red Urushi on wood, solid silver and silk. Joy BC 2018.
The dual meaning of the word ‘petrified’ is intriguing:  to be so scared that one cannot move, and for organic matter like wood turning to stone over time. This is worthy of reference as it exemplifies the importance that material can have  in the wider scope of language and communication. The material used to make an artwork can dictate much of its meaning. In some versions of the story of Medusa, her stare ‘prettified’ men - literally turning them to stone.
Medusa’s hair is a focal point in my current body of work. There is a correlation between the poisonous serpents that replaced Medusa’s hair, and the poisonous nature of the urushi lacquer. 
This led me to look at female goddesses in Japanese folklore. I found Yamanba, in whom I observed some similarities  to Medusa. 
Both are depicted with big, wild hair. Often they are also beautiful women who have transformed in some way or other into monsters.
In one version of Yamanbas story, she is captured in a box. A man pours boiling water on her and she is transformed into precious metal and silk. In Medusa’s story, when she is slain by Perseus, he uses her head as a weapon to save Andromeda. 
Both stories culminate in the death of the female protagonist and her body transforming into some kind of asset to the man. 
These objects are playful in their examination of social hierarchies, but with the undertone that we should be reconsidering how we value women and their currency in eastern and western societies.
#urushi #materiallanguages #yamanba #silver #925 #vanity #medusa #kyoto #box #japanese #joybc #narrative #comb #objedart #donttouchmyhair
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‘Yamanba’. Japanese red Urushi on wood, solid silver and silk. Joy BC 2018. The dual meaning of the word ‘petrified’ is intriguing: to be so scared that one cannot move, and for organic matter like wood turning to stone over time. This is worthy of

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Joy BC ' Signet' ring. 925 sterling silver. (I first did the big #hallmarks on the outside of a piece in 2016). Any initials can be on the front facet. 
Historically the signet featured a family crest which was an emblem or monogram to sign legal documents. The ring was used with hot sealing wax to seal letters, this was like a 3-d signature. These rings , with the hallmarks on the outside of the ring enlarged, rather the On the inside, combined with the wearers chosen initial in old gothic font is a play on a classical ring.  Hallmarking in this country is 700 years old, and the #leopardshead is exclusive to this city's assay office. @theassayoffice .
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#repost @joy_bc ・・・ Joy BC ' Signet' ring. 925 sterling silver. (I first did the big #hallmarks on the outside of a piece in 2016). Any initials can be on the front facet. Historically the signet featured a family crest which was an emblem or monogr

Charlotte De Syllas. Hand Earings, 1979.
Materials 18ct gold, jade. I love that the wearer only sees the jade. Many jewellers who make the actual pieces comsider the action of adornment and how this is pleasurable. The back or underside is just as important as the front @charlottedesyllas

#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello
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Charlotte De Syllas. Hand Earings, 1979. Materials 18ct gold, jade. I love that the wearer only sees the jade. Many jewellers who make the actual pieces comsider the action of adornment and how this is pleasurable. The back or underside is just as im

Charlotte De Syllas. She’ll ring 1985. Materials: Tourmaline and 22ct gold.
@charlottedesyllas 
All her work is hand carved. One of my favorite living goldsmiths

#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello
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Charlotte De Syllas. She’ll ring 1985. Materials: Tourmaline and 22ct gold. @charlottedesyllas All her work is hand carved. One of my favorite living goldsmiths #joybc #metalwork #artjewellery#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature

Charlotte De Syllas. Tatling  Ring 2012.
Materials : heliodor and 22ct gold @charlottedesyllas

#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello
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Charlotte De Syllas. Tatling Ring 2012. Materials : heliodor and 22ct gold @charlottedesyllas #joybc #metalwork #artjewellery#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewell

‘Cache’ by Joy BC 2018. European old cut Sapphire. There is also a hidden diamond in this work. Question the classics; from where do our western ideas of beauty originate? Is taste classist?  #empirelost #ruinlust #decolonisation #joybc #metropolis #silver #chrome #pastFuture #oldcut #sapphire
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#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello
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‘Cache’ by Joy BC 2018. European old cut Sapphire. There is also a hidden diamond in this work. Question the classics; from where do our western ideas of beauty originate? Is taste classist? #empirelost #ruinlust #decolonisation #joybc #metropolis #

Video still from ‘Body Memory’. A collaboration between Meri Carrasco (@merilotta) and Joy BC. Both Carrasco and BC are on  exchange in Kyoto, Japan, via the @royalcollegeofart 
They will be part of an exhibition at @gallery_akcua this coming week. .
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#kyoto #japan #joybc #bodymemory #hair #shadows #socialhierarchies #material #languages #surreal #gold #red #kcua #rca
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Video still from ‘Body Memory’. A collaboration between Meri Carrasco (@merilotta ) and Joy BC. Both Carrasco and BC are on exchange in Kyoto, Japan, via the @royalcollegeofart They will be part of an exhibition at @gallery_akcua this coming week. .

‘Blood sweat and tears’ by Joy BC 2018.
Ruby Tear. 18ct gold setting and 925 silver 18ct gold plated face which will intentionally change over time. 
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#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство
#филиграннаяработа
#уникальныеукрашения
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#коллекционныеукрашения #gold #uniqueart #microart #gioello
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‘Blood sweat and tears’ by Joy BC 2018. Ruby Tear. 18ct gold setting and 925 silver 18ct gold plated face which will intentionally change over time. Photo by @pictureriley . . . . . . #joybc #metalwork #artjewellery#art #finejewellery #handmade #g

Rottura by JOY BC 2017. Ever feel like your breaking yourself to get to get to the next level? Through our breakages and failures we often learn the biggest lessons in life. Also totally believe the creative process is intrinsically connected to a destructive process too. Weather that's breaking things apart to understand them, experiments and accidents that lead to discoveries or flowers growing out of decomposing  matter. Photo by @pictureriley .
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство
#филиграннаяработа
#уникальныеукрашения
#авторскоеукрашение
#коллекционныеукрашения #gold #uniqueart #microart #gioello
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"Rottura" by JOY BC 2017. Ever feel like your breaking yourself to get to get to the next level? Through our breakages and failures we often learn the biggest lessons in life. Also totally believe the creative process is intrinsically connected to a

Details from ‘An Icon’ by Joy BC 2018. I even included the little creases one gets with experience, age and wisdom. For me, and maybe for others too, there is such a joy in looking at the small small details in everything. Even the iridescent film you get on a cold cup of tea. Seeing the beautiful in the brutal and mundane. @liltunechi 
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#anicon #joybc #bc #detail #gold #lilwayne #chain #talisman
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Details from ‘An Icon’ by Joy BC 2018. I even included the little creases one gets with experience, age and wisdom. For me, and maybe for others too, there is such a joy in looking at the small small details in everything. Even the iridescent film yo

Dotychczas największą miłością dziadka był Joy, od teraz jego pozycja jest zagrożona :D
#puppies #bordercollies #bordercollie #bordercolliepuppy #bc #joybc #dogsofinstagram #puppy #puppies #puppylove
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Dotychczas największą miłością dziadka był Joy, od teraz jego pozycja jest zagrożona :D #puppies #bordercollies #bordercollie #bordercolliepuppy #bc #joybc #dogsofinstagram #puppy #puppies #puppylove

‘Medusa (is a Queen)’. By Joy BC 2018. 9ct Gold and bi-coloured tourmaline. The gem stone is situated in Medusa’s transforming hair, representing the centre jewel in a queens crown. Photo by @pictureriley .
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello
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‘Medusa (is a Queen)’. By Joy BC 2018. 9ct Gold and bi-coloured tourmaline. The gem stone is situated in Medusa’s transforming hair, representing the centre jewel in a queens crown. Photo by @pictureriley . . . . . . . . #joybc #metalwork #artjewell

‘Medusa (is a Queen)’. By Joy BC 2018. 9ct Gold and bi-coloured tourmaline. The gem stone is situated in Medusa’s transforming hair, representing the centre jewel in a queens crown. Photo by @pictureriley .
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello
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‘Medusa (is a Queen)’. By Joy BC 2018. 9ct Gold and bi-coloured tourmaline. The gem stone is situated in Medusa’s transforming hair, representing the centre jewel in a queens crown. Photo by @pictureriley . . . #joybc #metalwork #artjewellery#art

Deconstructed Portrait. Dark patina 925 silver and 22ct gold. Ring photographed by @pictureriley - this image is 50+ layers so in the new catalogue and website the detail can really be enjoyed. It’s in the details.#wabisabi
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello
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Deconstructed Portrait. Dark patina 925 silver and 22ct gold. Ring photographed by @pictureriley - this image is 50+ layers so in the new catalogue and website the detail can really be enjoyed. It’s in the details.#wabisabi #blackglaze . #joybc #met

“There is a negative Stereo type that for a man to cry shows weakness” she continued. “I seek to reclaim the power that can be harnessed in the simple and often moving act of shedding a tear”...
“I became really interested with the concept of tears and how, In Fairytales, a persons tears are often used to save a life of someone in need- it’s like this sacred act in which something changes” Joy BC interview with @dezeen Artwork for @liltunechi .
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#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #precious #tears #anicon #masculinity #changingvalues #uproar #dontcry #boysdocry 
Photo by @pictureriley
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“There is a negative Stereo type that for a man to cry shows weakness” she continued. “I seek to reclaim the power that can be harnessed in the simple and often moving act of shedding a tear”... “I became really interested with the concept of tears a

Detail of golden nipples from ‘Venus’ Brooch. This piece is a free standing sculpture when not attached to the body. By Joy BC 2017. This work is also available. Email for serious enquiries.
Photo by @pictureriley .
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#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello #venus #ruinlust #silver #gold #brooch #sculpture
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Detail of golden nipples from ‘Venus’ Brooch. This piece is a free standing sculpture when not attached to the body. By Joy BC 2017. This work is also available. Email for serious enquiries. Photo by @pictureriley . . . . . #joybc #metalwork #artjew

#partmark silver and gold Repost @joy_bc ・・・
‘Notte Igbi (II)’ brooch by JOY BC 2017. 925 silver, 9ct yellow gold and blue rhodium 
Photo by @pictureriley 
On the shores of Viserba beach in northern Italy as a child I remember talking to a man that was selling fake Prada  handbags. I wasn’t interested by the imitation designer goods, rather I was enamoured by the stunning necklace he adorned. It was composed of several beads made of solid golden bronze metal, with a dull but glowing patina.
Years later looking through books of my dad on sculpture I found one dedicated to African art. In the book were metal artefacts and jewellery which brought back the memory of running my hands along the cool ridges of that necklace.
The Brooch spans the length of my palm and sits quite comfortably in it. I love objects that have a substantial weight . The back of a brooch is just important as the front, in my opinion, hence the asymmetrical hooks I devised for the steel pins to sit in. The dark patina with silver highlights is meant to be evocative of the way moonlight shines off the sea at night.
‘Note’ in Italian means Night, and ‘Igbi’ in Yoruba translates as wave”. .
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#joybc #notte #igbi #night #wave #nightwave #hallmark
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#partmark silver and gold Repost @joy_bc ・・・ ‘Notte Igbi (II)’ brooch by JOY BC 2017. 925 silver, 9ct yellow gold and blue rhodium Photo by @pictureriley On the shores of Viserba beach in northern Italy as a child I remember talking to a man that w

Lacrime Preziose. By Joy BC 2017.
18ct gold, Platinum and Diamond  tear drop. 
This image is made of around 30 layers to create maximum definition of detail. (Enjoy the minutia). It’s taken hours of painstaking patience to compose the new catalogue and website. All to be revealed soon. Thank you to @pictureriley for the images. 
#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello
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Lacrime Preziose. By Joy BC 2017. 18ct gold, Platinum and Diamond tear drop. This image is made of around 30 layers to create maximum definition of detail. (Enjoy the minutia). It’s taken hours of painstaking patience to compose the new catalogue a

‘Notte Igbi (II)’ brooch by JOY BC 2017. 925 silver, 9ct yellow gold and blue rhodium 
Photo by @pictureriley 
On the shores of Viserba beach in northern Italy as a child I remember talking to a man that was selling fake Prada  handbags. I wasn’t interested by the imitation designer goods, rather I was enamoured by the stunning necklace he adorned. It was composed of several beads made of solid golden bronze metal, with a dull but glowing patina.
Years later looking through books of my dad on sculpture I found one dedicated to African art. In the book were metal artefacts and jewellery which brought back the memory of running my hands along the cool ridges of that necklace.
The Brooch spans the length of my palm and sits quite comfortably in it. I love objects that have a substantial weight . The back of a brooch is just important as the front, in my opinion, hence the asymmetrical hooks I devised for the steel pins to sit in. The dark patina with silver highlights is meant to be evocative of the way moonlight shines off the sea at night.
‘Note’ in Italian means Night, and ‘Igbi’ in Yoruba translates as wave”. .
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#joybc #notte #igbi #night #wave #nightwave
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‘Notte Igbi (II)’ brooch by JOY BC 2017. 925 silver, 9ct yellow gold and blue rhodium Photo by @pictureriley On the shores of Viserba beach in northern Italy as a child I remember talking to a man that was selling fake Prada handbags. I wasn’t int

Deconstructed Portrait. By Joy BC 2018. This piece will be staying in Tokyo. I hope it brings much joy to the wearer. Adventures to come my friend. 925 silver, 22ct gold and special black patina that will change over time.
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#joybc #decontructed  #ring #portrait #self #identity #empirelost #freedomgained #decolonize

Photo by @pictureriley
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Deconstructed Portrait. By Joy BC 2018. This piece will be staying in Tokyo. I hope it brings much joy to the wearer. Adventures to come my friend. 925 silver, 22ct gold and special black patina that will change over time. . . . #joybc #decontructed

“Rottura” by JOY BC 2017. “Through all our breakages and failures we often learn the biggest lessons in life.”
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“Rottura” by JOY BC 2017. “Through all our breakages and failures we often learn the biggest lessons in life.”

‘Sasso Rosso’. By Joy BC 2018. Unusual engagement ring for a truly kind, intelligent, inspirational couple. Was pleasure to make this work for you both. Red spinel with 18ct yellow gold. Photo by @pictureriley Catalogue /portfolio will be available to pre-order this week. DM for info. .
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#ceremonial #love #red #18ct #spinel #joybc #bespoke #oneofakind #handmade #rosso #sasso #engagementring #ring #eternal #gold #ring
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‘Sasso Rosso’. By Joy BC 2018. Unusual engagement ring for a truly kind, intelligent, inspirational couple. Was pleasure to make this work for you both. Red spinel with 18ct yellow gold. Photo by @pictureriley Catalogue /portfolio will be available t

‘Sasso Rosso’. By Joy BC 2018. Unusual engagement ring for a truly kind, intelligent, inspirational couple. Was pleasure to make this work for you both. Red spinel with 18ct yellow gold. Photo by @pictureriley Catalogue /portfolio will be available to pre-order this week. DM for info. .
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#ceremonial #love #red #18ct #spinel #joybc #bespoke #oneofakind #handmade #rosso #sasso #engagementring #ring #eternal #gold #ring
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‘Sasso Rosso’. By Joy BC 2018. Unusual engagement ring for a truly kind, intelligent, inspirational couple. Was pleasure to make this work for you both. Red spinel with 18ct yellow gold. Photo by @pictureriley Catalogue /portfolio will be available t

‘Sasso Rosso’. By Joy BC 2018. Unusual engagement ring for a truly kind, intelligent, inspirational couple. Was pleasure to make this work for you both. Red spinel with 18ct yellow gold. Photo by @pictureriley Catalogue /portfolio will be available to pre-order this week. DM for info. .
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#ceremonial #love #red #18ct #spinel #joybc #bespoke #oneofakind #handmade #rosso #sasso #engagementring #ring #eternal
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‘Sasso Rosso’. By Joy BC 2018. Unusual engagement ring for a truly kind, intelligent, inspirational couple. Was pleasure to make this work for you both. Red spinel with 18ct yellow gold. Photo by @pictureriley Catalogue /portfolio will be available t

Thank you @dezeen for the wonderful interview. Masterfully written  by Nattasah Hitti. link in bio.
Photos by @pictureriley .
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#dezeen #joybc #jewellery #art #rca #masters #goldsmith #gold #diamonds #london #lilwayne #goat #uproar #thacarterv #contemporaryartjewellery #conceptualjewellery #gioello #precioustears
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Thank you @dezeen for the wonderful interview. Masterfully written by Nattasah Hitti. link in bio. Photos by @pictureriley . . . . . #dezeen #joybc #jewellery #art #rca #masters #goldsmith #gold #diamonds #london #lilwayne #goat #uproar #thacarterv

Thank you for the brilliant interview @i_d  
Words by Kyle MacNeill. Link in bio ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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#id #lilwayne #uproar #precioustears #music #talisman #portrait #icon #anicon #gold #diamonds #art #chain #selondon #joybc
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Thank you for the brilliant interview @i_d Words by Kyle MacNeill. Link in bio ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ . . . . . #id #lilwayne #uproar #precioustears #music #talisman #portrait #icon #anicon #gold #diamonds #art #chain #selondon #joybc

MEDUSA (ll) 
by Joy BC 2018.
Solid bronze. Photo by Daniel Riley @pictureriley .
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#donttouchmyhair #helenistic #joybc #goodhair #medusa #bronze #greek #surreal #alive #material #languages #narrative #babyhairs #pickyhair #virginhair #kushi #comb #sculpture #kamm #pettine #iyari
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MEDUSA (ll) by Joy BC 2018. Solid bronze. Photo by Daniel Riley @pictureriley . . . . . #donttouchmyhair #helenistic #joybc #goodhair #medusa #bronze #greek #surreal #alive #material #languages #narrative #babyhairs #pickyhair #virginhair #kushi #c

Some process photos from when I was hand-carving, casting, filing, soldering and polishing the ‘An Icon’ piece for @liltunechi commissioned by a great friend of his. .
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#joybc #liltunechi #icon #thecarterv #uproar #precioustears #dontcry
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Some process photos from when I was hand-carving, casting, filing, soldering and polishing the ‘An Icon’ piece for @liltunechi commissioned by a great friend of his. . . . #joybc #liltunechi #icon #thecarterv #uproar #precioustears #dontcry

MEDUSA (lll). Solid bronze. By Joy BC 2018.
Photo by @pictureriley
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#sculpture #bronze #hellenistic #joybc #medusa #comb #donttouchmyhair #gender #socialhierarchies #mythologies #hair #metamorphosis
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MEDUSA (lll). Solid bronze. By Joy BC 2018. Photo by @pictureriley . . . . #sculpture #bronze #hellenistic #joybc #medusa #comb #donttouchmyhair #gender #socialhierarchies #mythologies #hair #metamorphosis

Rotto Blue. 2018. 925 silver, 18ct gold and old cut sapphire. Hand made in London with these hands.
There are so many things that influence my work, from my Italian Heritage to decolonisation and the obsession with ruin-lust to alchemy and the universal void Yves Klein spoke about in the Color  blue. However a piece of jewellery truly comes to life when it is worn- regardless of the makers intentions.  Each persons interpretation is fascinating. #joybc photo by @pictureriley .
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#empirelost
#joybc #metalwork #artjewellery 
#art #finejewellery #handmade #goldsmithing #signature #contemporaryjewellery #contemporarycraft #jewellerymaking #jewellerywork 
#jewellery #jewellerylover #jewelleryartist #joyeriacontemporanea #joalheriacontemporanea #bijouxcontemporain
#ювелирноеискусство 
#schmuck #gioello
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Rotto Blue. 2018. 925 silver, 18ct gold and old cut sapphire. Hand made in London with these hands. There are so many things that influence my work, from my Italian Heritage to decolonisation and the obsession with ruin-lust to alchemy and the univer

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