JOYCE TETA founded Calligraphy Centre in 1984 in the Triad and is well-known for her enthusiastic teaching (especially working with children). She’s been artist (exhibiting throughout the Southeast), teacher (encouraging many with her generous open studio approach as well as regularly scheduled workshops. She is one of the most inclusive practitioners, always looking for ways for others to join the fun/movement.
Joyce is a “lifer”, having been introduced to calligraphy as a teenager in an all girl school convent in London. She has been a devotee and practitioner ever since. She loves letters in all forms, but has specialized in learning proper book-making techniques, hence the moniker: calligrapher & bookartist. Clients such as Maya Angelou and the W-S Mayor have commissioned her work and her work sells regularly at exhibitions.
She is also well-known for hosting Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats, which she began with her husband Jim Teta in 1984. Cheerio was set up as a retreat in the Blue Ridge mountains where artists could gather and “work with the best”. and has gained an international following with people coming from 17 different countries around the world.
Joyce was Winston-Salems’ Artist of the Year in 1996 and has been teaching and exhibiting both in the Triad and in other locales.
In 2012, she had one person exhibitions at Milton Rhodes Gallery (at Sawtooth) and InterSection Gallery on Trade Street.