Joy Sanchez

Ceramic Fortress

 

 

Joy Sanchez works in sculpture, performance and sound objects. Her BFA project, Ceramic Fortress is a reaction to the limitations that COVID-19 has imposed on her studio practice and social connections. The installation is simultaneously a document of this moment, a commentary, and the by-product of Sanchez’s attempt of self-care. 

Sanchez utilizes the technique of pinching to fabricate this work because the repetitive  action of pinching parallels meditation. One pinch at a time they build towers, walls, and landscapes. Each pinched form is a placeholder for the friends and cohorts who once contributed to the dynamic ecosystem of their shared ceramic studio. While the process aimed to provide protection and comfort, Sanchez notes that it also led to further isolation. Ceramic Fortress is thus a contradiction in progress.

More at joysanchez.com and @_joysanchez

Size varies: 6’’ x 5 ‘’ x 20’’ –  7’’ x 9’’ x 39 ‘’, Stoneware ^10 Reduction

Images by Jacob Barter

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Joy… I still thing they look like chocolate! Congrats on some great work and a strong finish to your years downstairs in the mud (and you even made it through a couple classes with ME). what an accomplishment!
Congrats and good luck on your upcoming “real” show too.

Joy… I still think they look like chocolate! Congrats on some great work and a strong finish to your years downstairs in the mud (and you even made it through a couple classes with ME). what an accomplishment!
Congrats and good luck on your upcoming “real” show too.

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