My close relationship with nature has changed little since my childhood. At an early age my favourite pastime was playing in a muddy stream, gathering up the clay deposits and sculpting them into organic forms. I could always be found making, sculpting and drawing. This led to me developing my studies in the art field going on to gain a degree in Three Dimensional Design specialising in Ceramics. I continued to gain a Post Graduate in Education and I have taught art and ceramics in schools and colleges for the last 25 years. I opened Joy Gibbs Price Ceramics in Mattersey in 2016 and The Pottery in 2019 where I produced my own ceramics and lead pottery classes throughout the week.
From March 1st 2022 The Pottery changed to The Potting Shed a purpose built studio in a rural landscape with a small gallery area, workshop and teaching space where we run a vast array of workshops throughout the year. I usually can be found teaching, throwing on the wheel or busy glazing my own work. We now have a team of tutors and guest potters offering workshops and classes.