Rea - handmade paper with inclusions (Photo: www.lens-scape.co.uk)
Aylwyn - handmade paper with inclusions (Photo: www.lens-scape.co.uk)
Paper Dreams 2 - nest of handmade paper bowls inlaid with wedding veil lace
Joy Norman is a mixed-media artist producing framed work, assemblages and vessels.
"I have developed my own style of papermaking over many years. I create paper pulp from waste-paper or cotton linters and also work with other handmade papers. I employ many techniques to achieve the desired result, including impressing, inlay, casting, painting and stitching. I aim to create delicate and intriguing decorative pieces, combining the diverse qualities of pulps and papers with textile fragments, organic items and found objects,
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 inspired by myths and legends and enjoy creating fantasy creatures, fish and other marine life, with scales, spines and trailing tendrils."
Joy Norman is also a Member of the International Association of Hand Paper Makers and Paper Artists (IAMPA), the Tesserae Textile Group, and the Lutterworth Stitchers Group.
A New Discovery (i)
Paper Dreams- Nest of Bowls
Seashore Specimens (vi)
Seashore Specimens (x)
Specimen Series (iii) Holly Leaf