Joyce Curvin was born and raised in St. Petersburg to a family that encouraged recycling, creativity, and nature. She and her sister spent countless hours doing a variety of crafts, learning to sew, build, and invent with all sorts of tools and materials. The backyard was teeming with a variety of animals from chickens to rabbits to the family dog. It was a great way to grow up. Joyce took private and group art lessons all through school and continued through college with a special emphasis on ceramics.
She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stetson University and after a few years in corporate life, her work finally led her to the creative field of visual merchandising and store design, working both for independent retailers and larger malls. All the while, she continued to create art, experimenting with different mediums and techniques, finally landing in the world of papier-mâché. She resides in Palm Harbor.
Reuse-recycle-upcycle, that has been the basis for my work for the past 28 years.
I love to gather materials that might otherwise be discarded and use them to create a piece of art that captures a