Before we introduce you to this next artist, we have a couple of reminders for BreyerFest fans. Today is the last day to register for the BreyerFest virtual 5K “Splash of Color Dash” and the last day to register for this summer’s BreyerFest Open Model Horse Photo Show. Monday is the deadline to enter both the Costume and Diorama Contests!
For today’s artist spotlight, we have got a treat for you. Many hobbyists customize with media like clay and resin, but today’s artist took a different path and decided that glass would be her passion project.
Meet - Joy Munshower!
Joy has loved horses for as long as she can remember, though she has no one particular memory of how this love affair began. She has been drawing animals and horses since she was old enough to hold a pencil and while her drawings may have been rudimentary back then, they certainly are not now! Joy has collected Breyer horses since the 1970’s and her collection has only grown from there.
A San Diego native, Joy enjoys working with glass as the main medium for her art. She sculpts a variety of things that include horses, fantasy creatures, sea life, and African wildlife. All different types of nature and wildlife inspire her to create her magnificent pieces. She never gets tired of sculpting horses and trying to imbue them with life and personality.
Aside from her work with glass, Joy loves to collect resins and medallions that were sculpted and cast by friends. She finds, as far as her collecting habit goes, she is very drawn to artist resins and original sculpture pieces.
Many of her friends are also collectors and resin artists and have sold at BreyerFest before, so she was encouraged to give it a go this year! This will not only be Joy’s first time selling at BreyerFest, but also first time attending! She is very excited to show Breyer fans what can be done with sculpted hot glass and how you can create realistic horse pieces with it! Check out Joy’s beautifully unique pieces here.
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