Carolyn Hutchison “Yellow Hair”

“Yellow Hair” Carolyn Hutchison wood, metal & plastic sculpture Carolyn Hutchison began making these wood faces after she retired from being Chief of Police in Carrboro.  This one is a favorite of mine, using the yellow strands from a plastic bag.  What fun! Carolyn: I enjoy ‘making faces’ using materials that would otherwise be landfill-bound: […]

Kimberly Godon “Christ on the Cross”

“Christ on the Cross” Kimberly Godon Iron Railroad Spikes, Forged & Welded with Copper Wire Crown Kimberly Godon created this “Christ” from welding and forging old railroad spikes she has gathered on abandoned tracks and copper wire. Here is what she says about her art:   Spike art is made from railroad spikes, bolts, clamps and […]

Phyllis Fleming “Fish”

Fish Phyllis Fleming Steel ~ 2 1/2′ wide This large 2 1/2′ wide fish designed and welded by Phyllis Fleming, can stand in nicely for the one that got away!  Anybody want to guess what kind of fish it is? Per Phyllis: I’m a metal artist, preferring to use materials some might call junk, and […]

Tamera Cooke “Mandala Star”

Mandala Star Tamera Cooke Words from Tamera: I have always danced to my own rhythms and have often felt more “unique” than I wanted to be.  This was difficult to accept as an adolescent, but I have begun to appreciate, and even celebrate, seeing the world through these eyes.        Through my work I […]

Linda Collura “Butterfly Fairy”

Butterfly Fairy Linda Collura Ceramic Who out there doesn’t love a fairy and a butterfly?  Linda Collura chose both subjects in this full-of-life small sculpture. Life would be so grand for her in a beautiful flower garden or patio display.   Here is what she says about her work: “I use low fire earthenware with […]

John Makowski “Sewl Train 1”

“Sewl Train 1” John Makowski Musical Assemblage, Mixed Media Sculpture $1500 Letting go of posting flower pictures on this warm day, just had to tell you about this amazing sculpture that John Makowski just brought in.  Included are pieces of musical instruments, a guitar (see the front of the base), a soprano sax, a clarinet, […]

Barbara Thompson “Sculptural Candle Holder”

Sculptural Candle Holder Barbara Thompson Looking much prettier than ice – this well-proportioned glass sculpture by Barbara Thompson, could hold a candle, or maybe before too long, water with a colorful lenten rose floating. ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our newsletter. The […]

Barbara Thompson “Red Infant Dress”

Red Infant Dress Barbara Thompson Knitted, Acrylic Valentine’s Day is coming.  Would a baby girl look festive and adored in this bright red dress by Barbara Thompson? ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our newsletter. The Joyful Jewel Website Connect with Owner Mariah […]

Sheila Fleming “Blissful Altar”

Bliss Altar Sheila Fleming Mixed Media Sculpture in a Box Shelia Fleming made an altar in an old Altoid box, attached a magnet on the back, and dedicated it to Bliss.  Inside are a few special treasures including Kuan Yin in in pagoda and a matchbox full of inspirational words which are on their own […]

On a Monday

Helen and Shuga ODE TO THE JOYFUL JEWEL we walk into the JJ after a couple weeks away nothing looks the same nothing seemed to stay our hats, shawls and scarves are now worn about town many large paintings from the wall have come down bracelets and earrings have found new homes they were chosen […]