New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Joy Raskin

Joy Raskin has been a silversmith since 1984, and has exhibited throughout the United States, Ireland and New Zealand, showcasing both her jewelry and flatware designs. Joy is a native of New Hampshire, having attended public schools in Manchester and Concord. She was accepted as a member of the League of NH Craftsmen while still in high school. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Joy keeps an active teaching courseload, teaching all over New England, in various metal techniques at craft programs. She bases her business out of New Hampshire, staying true to her New England roots.

"I strive to make designs that are unusual, timeless, and substantial in feeling or weight. I often use precious or semi-precious stones and gold to add color and variety to sterling silver, which is my metal of choice. I use wire weaving to give a unique texture and pattern that allows the metal to show its essence. I am a purist when it comes to metal, and like to allow the natural color of metal to show."

"I endeavor to reinvent new flatware forms and design utensils for specific uses that are not addressed by conventional utensils. Flatware should not only be useful, but should also be a pleasure to use, and even play with. Humor is the predominant element that defines my flatware. I want each piece to make its own statement." Joy has received many awards for her work. She was commissioned by the NH State Council on the Arts to create the Cultural Access Award for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts in 2001. Her work is included in many collections, including the White House, Smithsonian Institution and Currier Museum of

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3 Polly Peabody Rd
Bedford, NH 03110
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Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Metal
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Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
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Artist (Individual)
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Art Sales
Artist Market
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Design Services
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League of NH Craftsmen
Currier Art Museum
Society of American Silversmiths
BFA in Light Metals, RI School of Design
MFA in Program in Artistry, UMASS/Dartmouth
Individual Artist Fellowship

I am a Teaching Artist

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Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
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High School-age
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