Stained, Fused
and Etched Glass

JOY SIMS

Joy has been creating stained glass and etched glass for 25 years, the first ten years of which she concentrated solely on commission work.

Even though she loves the structure and technical aspects of working with glass, Joy likes to work “outside the box” pushing the sometimes limiting aspects of glass, exploring previously untried techniques.

Recently, Joy has been exploring all the wonderful techniques of fused glass. This medium allows a lot more freedom than stained glass, and has really pushed Joy more into her right brain to open up even more creativity.

From her studio in Lillian, Alabama Joy forms her own creations and has exhibited in galleries in Pensacola, Florida, Orange Beach, Alabama and Nashville, Indiana. She also teaches stained glass and continues to do commissions.

Joy has juried into several First City Art exhibit competitions in Pensacola, was featured in the Artful Sisters show at Quayside Gallery, was Gallery Director at Quayside Gallery for three years and has juried into exhibits at Artel Gallery, Pensacola taking an Honorable Mention for "Urban Jewel" glass sculpture and winning Best of Show for her "Jin Jang" stained glass work.