Joyce Zipperer


Showing work in JRA Day Online and JRA Day In Person

Artist Statement:

It started with a thread. My mother taught me to crochet and embroider. That led to a life of designing and constructing costumes, clothing, and jewelry. I was a painter and a graphic artist. Paintings gradually became dimensional wall reliefs with fiberglass mesh and concrete. That in turn led to stone carving and then welding. Now my preference is for lightweight metals. As a sculptor and jeweler, copper is my choice for its workability and beauty. Waxed cord, patinas, mixed metals, gemstones, and Czech glass provide detail. Copper wire is the thread in my wire weaving, crochet, and macrame.

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Photos by Marcos Smyth