Joy Stember was born in Melrose Park, PA. Her parents encouraged her from a young age to pursue the arts. Her father, a talented fine jewelry designer, was her mentor and she was his apprentice.
Joy attended Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Elkins Park, PA where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM. She continued her education with summer workshops at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
After graduation, Joy established the Metal Arts Studio. She has been included in national competitions and publications such as: Lark Books’ 500 Metal Vessels and 500 Judaica. Her work is sold in galleries all over the country and is sought after by private collectors. Joy was a 2008 Rio Grande Saul Bell Design Awards Finalist and a 2010 & 2011 NICHE Awards Finalist.
Currently, Joy is working in the Studio, where she is completing a collection of Fine Modern Judaica and Objects for the Home in pewter, brass and silver.
2010 Penland School of Crafts Summer Workshop with Marvin Jensen
2010 Penland School of Crafts Summer Workshop with Myra Mimlich-Gray
2009 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Teachers Assistant for Fred Fenster and Hiroko Yamada
2008 Penland School of Crafts Summer Workshop with Fred Fenster, Penland, North Carolina
2002-2006 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania—Bachelors of Fine Arts in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM
2006 Penland School of Crafts Summer Workshop with Heidi Schwegler, Penland, North Carolina
2005 Penland School of Crafts Summer Workshop with Anika Slumovitz, Penland, North Carolina
2004 Tyler School of Art Scotland Metals Workshop, Glasgow, Scotland
2011 Featured in 2011 Summer NICHE Magazine in an enclusive Artist Profile
2011 500 Judaica Published by Lark Books 2011 NICHE 2011 Award Finalist - Judaica Category
2010 NICHE 2010 Award Finalist
2008 Finalist in Rio Grande Saul Bell Design Awards
2007 500 Metal Vessels Published by Lark Books. Juror: Fred Fenster, Editior: Marthe Le Van
2002-2006 Tyler School of Art Portfolio Scholarship
2005 President of the Crafts Association of Tyler Students
2003-2004 Dean’s List
2003 One of five featured 3D artists in National College Board Advanced Placement Studio Art Publication