ARTIST JOYCE BROWN
I drew on the walls and on the floor and on my body when I was a child. Whenever there was an implement of design in my hands I used it to adorn anything within reach. My father gave me a wooden box filled with oil paints and I copied his copies of Covarrubias, Picasso, Renoir and Degas that hung on my parents’ walls. As I grew older I was never without a sketch book, drawing all of the folks around me.
I was a member of The Germantown Pottery Guild in Philadelphia for over 35 years. From the guild members I learned that through cooperative efforts and constructive discussion, not to mention a lot of effort and social conscience, we could sustain a group and create endless acts of art and artistic expression.