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kimsjoy

Location

WILSON, NC, United States

Quick Blurb

I love to work in stained glass, jewelry making, PMC and kumihimo. I also teach each one of these mediums.

Interests

stained glass, copper foil stained glass, stained glass commissions, jewelry, beadwork, PMC, Precious Metal Clay, kumihimo, stained glass teaching, PMC teaching, buttons, jewelry teaching, recycled jewelry, sea glass, copper wire, stained glass repairs

Skills and Techniques

I started working with stained glass in 1982 and have moved from leaded flat work to copper foiled flat and 3D work. I have been making jewelry since 2002 starting with simple stringing moving to bead weaving and wire work and doing kumihimo and PMC work since 2006. I have taken several classes and workshops from national known artists.

Get to Know

Kim Steinmuller Joy was raised in upstate New York and now lives and works in Wilson, NC. She has been a stained glass artist and teacher since 1982. Her works are in private and public collections worldwide. As a bead artist, Kim has been working since 2001. Her jewelry pieces can also be found worldwide. Most of her pieces are in the traditional style and starting to branch out to incorporate materials not usually found in the mediums. Kim has degrees in Hotel/Motel Management and Food Service Administration. Relating to stained glass she has been taught by local artists in New Mexico and for beadwork she has received instruction from PJ Solomanson of Kailua, HI and she apprenticed under Janet Flynn of the Beaded Rabbit in Great Falls, VA. Kim came from a family with various artistic talents- watercolor, woodworking, quilting, stained glass, masonry and poetry. In following her ancestral footsteps she has chosen stained glass and bead work as her mediums to express her artistic heritage. Kim believes that though her pieces she can grow and learn more about the world around her and where she came from. She hopes that her work will inspire and encourage others in their artistic endeavors. Kim belongs to Stained Glass Association of America, National Capital Art Glass Guild and PMC Guild.

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