Following a successful career in Berlin as a writer and performer
for theater, Joy returned to the United States in order to
develop her interest in the visual arts. She studied jewelry
design at Studio Jewelers in New York City, where she has been
working as a professional jewelry designer since 2000. She
currently studies jewelry wax techniques and design with Fred
Joy holds a BFA in ceramics from the California College of
the Arts and an MA in Performance and Interdisciplinary Art
from San Francisco State University.
Her work is shown in California and NYC.
Her past teaching positions include art instructor at the Bronx
Museum and Bronx Community College.