Joyce expresses herself through the plasticity and potentiality of clay. She combines the grotesqueness of cultural relics with domesticity in her making of utilitarian ceramics.
Joyce was born in Hong Kong in 1992. She took her bachelor’s degree at the Academy of Visual Arts of the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2015 and won the AVA award. She furthered her study in ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 2019. She had the experience of visiting ceramic workshops in Jingdezhen and Red Gate Gallery in Beijing as artist-in-residence. Her artwork was featured in galleries and art fairs in Hong Kong, the United States, Australia, Germany, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Joyce is fascinated by ancient wares displayed in many art museums during her days in America. Although those ancient wares were found in different continents, Joyce discovered that they all share a lot in common in terms of form and decoration. By capturing and integrating the features of those ancient wares in her ceramics, such as the tripod of Shang Dynasty ding, the decorative human faces on the ancient Peruvian ceramic vessels, Joyce wishes to tell you the unheard and forgotten stories.