Joyce Rooks is a mixed media artist and musician. Working primarily as a glass beadmaker and glass fusing since 1994. Her background is in ceramics which she taught for many years before discovering the world of glass. She sells her glass beads to jewelry designers and creates her own jewelry and kiln fired glass for sale. Inspiration for her work is found in the beauty of the desert and surrounding mountains where she resides. The expansive color palette that is available in glass, folk art from around the world, textiles and music inform her work.
Trained as a cellist, Joyce also performs in many venues from classical to rock and everything in between.