Tom Joyce

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Tom Joyce
Tulsa, Oklahoma
born Tulsa, OK 1956
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Tom Joyce, who describes his education as life experience,” spent his childhood summers in New Mexico, working for a printer and helping to salvage and repair old tools and machinery. He trained with no one, teaching himself first to be a blacksmith” and then an architectural blacksmith,” titles that he felt he had to earn” (American Craft, February/​March 1995). Joyce figures out how things are made by studying them, and believes that a discarded tool carries its own history inside it. The artist also believes that the iron has a life-force” that is ignited by the strike of the hammer (Metalsmith, Summer 1999).

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