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"I am magnetized by color and I am inspired by silk, an amazingly soft, sensuous and durable fabric. I started painting silk in 1989 and have developed several lines that take their inspiration from my love of life and passion for beauty. 


Bringing pleasure from the eye to the heart, each piece has its own personality, a life of its own, channeled by the artist into our world. Light is the essence of the work, the silk is dyed, wrapped, steamed and unfurled ito its final form. 


Even to the artist, the work reveals itself -- that is the mystical quality of the craft."- Joy Light

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Originally a native of Reading Pennsylvania, Joy Light ventured west in 1979 landing in Ashland, Oregon, where she has lived for over 30 years. A mother of three grown boys, she is passionate about organic gardening, cooking and home décor. Her line of art to wear hand painted silks was launched in 1989. Inspired and mentored by her lifelong friend and professional chef, Joy developed her proprietary “recipe”  for the patterns which manifest throughout her silk collections.

Joy’s desire is to add beauty to the world with a unique perspective and to empower women by encouraging their self expression. 

Each original creation is hand signed and made with love - and joy!

Joy in her studio. Watch the process of hand painting silk.


Joy is a member of the America Craft Council.

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