b. 1956 in Tulsa, Oklahoma; lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tom Joyce, artist, designer and blacksmith forges sculpture, architectural ironwork and public art for projects throughout the United States. His work can be found in the Museum of Art and Design, New York; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Detroit Institute of Art; Boston Museum of Fine Art; New Mexico Museum of Art; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; Museum of Applied Arts, Moscow, Russia and Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France.
In 1989 he received the Highest Honorary Fellowship into the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, London, England and was inducted into the American Craft Council’s College of Fellows in 2003, the same year he received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. In 2004 the Smithsonian Institution’s Oral History Program conducted an interview for the Archives of American Art. In 2006, the Rotary Foundation for the Arts gave Tom the Distinguished Artist of the Year Award and in 2007 Tom was featured in the PBS documentary, Craft in America. In 2008, Kofi Annan received a vessel forged by Tom for the inauguration of the MacArthur Foundation Award for International Justice. In 2009 he received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.