Nottingham Castle Open 2013: Artist Testimonial

Joy Pitts

“Winning the 3D prize in 2004 was an invaluable asset to my practice both in terms of the practical experience and as a platform for development. The winning sculpture ‘Robe’ was also part of my final show as I graduated in 2004 from BA (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent School of Art and Design. The prize provided confidence in my working processes and I continued to MA Fine Art graduating in 2005 with Distinction. Since then ‘Robe’ has been exhibited in open competitions in Wales (2008) and Norfolk (2012) as well as a recent invitation to show the sculpture in Suffolk during 2013. My practice remains focused on the study of people and their garments, and recent developments include a commission from Sir Paul Smith using his designer labels. I have also been invited to show a selection of work in Nottingham’s Lace Market Creative Quarter.”

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Robe, Joy Pitts, 2004