Joy Calhoon began sculpting in 1993 with a gift of a sculpting workshop with Jack Johnston. In an effort to continually develop her skill, Joy has pursued courses with many artists within the doll and fine art industries.
Joy is a proud member of the following organizations:
PDMAG – Professional Doll Makers Art Guild
UFDC – United Federation of Doll Clubs
Lakeland Art Guild, Lakeland, Florida
NIADA – National Institute of American Doll Artist – 10 year Patron member
NIADA Helper Room Chair : 2007 through 2014, 2016 to current
NIADA Patron Chair : 2013 to 2014
Class Instructor – Sculpting Classes
Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Convention – 2012, 2014, 2017
United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc. (UFDC) – 2017
Coordinated and organized sculpting workshops and classes in home studio with well respected guest artists from the industry
Joy currently resides in Lakeland, Florida. Joy and her husband, Michael have been married since 1976. They are the proud parents of four children with one grandchild.
Joy is fortunate to utilize two work spaces for her art. Her residence features a separate home, the original on the property, in which she has transformed fully into her own studio space for sculpting and sewing. Additionally, Joy leases space within 1026 SOFLO Fine Art Gallery & Marketplace where she is able to create as well as showcase her work to the public.