Emily Joy

Emily Joy is an award winning sculptor, ceramicist and installation artist, based at Stroud Valleys Artspace. Her practice is an investigation into the subjectivity, transience and loss inherent in the act of remembering and examines how we experience recall, imagine and create possible futures.

Emily Joy was awarded the 2008 Darbyshire Award and was shortlisted for the 2012 and 2016 Aesthetica Art prize. She is a founder member of the artist group Quercus and half of creative partnership Periscope. As well as collaborating with artists, she has programmed events with writers and philosophers (Brian Dillon, Mark Currie, Chris Norris) and anthropologists (Elizabeth Hodson, KFI project, Aberdeen). Residencies and commissions include The Mothership (Dorset), The Canals and Rivers Trust, The Art and Kultur Forum (Lich, Germany), The Galerie Im Palais (Germany). Most recently she was artist in residence at Mustarinda in Finland.

For more information on her Arts Council funded project 'Gifts for Mother Mnemosyne' and current work please see