My Creative Pursuits
Artists Drawing and Inspiration|Issue 38
My Creative Pursuits
With a background in sculpting, Narelle excels in capturing the typical poses and movements of her favourite subjects.
Narelle Joyce

I came to two-dimensional creative pursuits less than 10 years ago, having been a potter and clay sculptor since 1970. I completed the Certificate in Studio Ceramics in Brisbane in 1981.

Born in Sydney, my schooling, and thus my career path, was directed firmly to university study, and artistic interests were to be shunned. I worked as a psychologist for some years until the opportunity to do pottery in Adelaide, when my oldest child was 12 months old, saw me enjoying the contact with clay which I have continued the rest of my life.

I always believed that I couldn’t draw, however, but always had a yearning to do so. With a move to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, I decided that it was “now or never” and found myself a tutor in 2003 who, over 12 months, helped me to break through the barrier that was preventing me from drawing.

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