Ferry Park’s ‘Artist of the Month’ for October is Joy Lee who was born and raised on the Lower Clarence. Joy lives in Gulmarrad with her husband Peter, close to all her immediate family, who live locally. Joy works with textiles and learned her skills from her mother who taught her the basics of knitting, sewing and crocheting from an early age. This has developed into a lifelong passion of creating usable, everyday household items.
Joy says “My articles are all hand made. I get inspiration for my designs from observations during my travels and from day-to-day conversations regarding people’s needs. This month I have my usual kitchen towels, neck pillows, rugs, scarves, bowl holders and reusable cotton face wipes and washers.”
With Christmas fast approaching, Joy’s colourful display at Ferry Park Gallery has some great gift giving ideas.
Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association Inc (LCACA) is a not-for-profit community organisation promoting and displaying artisans of the Clarence Valley. LCACA opened Ferry Park Gallery in 1993 for members to display and sell their work. LCACA welcome new members to join us as an exhibitor or volunteer to work in our gallery. Ferry Park Gallery is on Big River Way, and easily accessed from the Maclean Interchange on the Pacific Motorway. The Gallery has a COVID Safety Plan and is open 7 days from 9am – 4pm.