Joyce worked in secondary school education for 30 years as an art teacher after completing a ceramics degree.  Textiles has been a huge part of her adult life and after completing a City & Guilds course and joining Preston Threads has focussed on embroidery.

Joyce Preston

My work is the local environment and tends to be based on objects and observations in the landscape.  I collect resources using my ‘wombling’ skills, camera and sketchpad.  I refer to these constantly while developing work into mixed media and textile samples.  Currently, I am experimenting with the combination of stitch and ceramics.