Mixed Media by Joy Norman
Miss Clara Knight’s Curious Collections. Seashore Specimens (ii)
I am a mixed-media artist producing framed work, assemblages, vessels and other decorative items from my home in Blaby, Leicestershire.
I have developed my own style of papermaking over thirty years: creating paper from waste-paper pulp or cotton linters and also working with other handmade papers. I then employ many techniques to achieve the desired result, including impressing, inlay, casting, painting and stitching. Combining the diverse qualities of pulps and papers with textile fragments, organic items and found objects, I aim to create delicate and intriguing decorative pieces.
A deep fascination with fossils and relics is apparent in much of my work. I distress and manipulate many of my creations until they appear reminiscent of archaeological finds or ancient treasures. I am also very much inspired by myths and legends and enjoy creating fantasy creatures, fish and other marine life, with scales, spines and trailing tendrils.
I am a member of IAPMA, (the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists), the Tesserae Textile Group and the Lutterworth Stitchers.
Assemblage in a carved wooden box – mixed media with handmade paper. To open like a book and stand upright.