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Joy Stocksdale

Fiber artist


As a result of studies at Goldsmith's College, University of London in 1979, Joy Stocksdale

developed polychromatic screen printing. Her printed silk garments, hangings, and quilts have

been exhibited throughout the US. She has taught workshops at craft schools, guilds, and

conferences. She is the author of an instructional book on her process, Polychromatic Screen

Printing. She lives in rural Sebastopol in Sonoma County, California.

The innovative process of polychromatic screen printing results in a limited edition from the

original painted screen - with no color registration. Similar to an extended monoprint process that

produces 5-8 prints from a single painted image. With this process, all the colors in an image are

painted on a single print screen, then printed on fabric or paper with one pull of the squeegee. No

solvents used.

My main concern is design. Leaves, flowers, and geometric designs appeal to my imagination

which moves back and forth between these different motifs. Many designs are derived from small

sketch notes I make of patterns or parts of designs on historical ceramics, metal, and textile

artifacts. The challenge is turning sketches into designs that work within the format of a wall


Earlier Event: May 27
Fr. Bill Moore
Later Event: May 27
Linda Klein