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Burning for success

Burning for success

Mrs Joy Day, The Keg Factory, Tanunda, will be making it onto TV screens, with a documentary being made about her wood burning artwork.

The series is called Colour In Your Life, produced by Mr Graeme Stevenson. Joy will be showcasing her technique and skills for her artwork to over 32 different countries.

Joy has been following the art programme for around two years where she was inspired by the all of the artists that were featured on the show.

She decided to apply to the series since she had over 40 years experience in wood burning artwork.

“I have always been a painter and drawer, but wood burning has always been something intriguing to me,” said Joy.

“It’s an old Australian art form. It’s not unique to Australia but it’s been done by Aboriginals artists for decades. It’s an age-old art, just more mechanised now.

“Some people can be very private with their art form and don’t want to teach people how it is done. It’s just something I love and enjoy, so to show others means they can enjoy it as much as I do.”

Joy has been honing her skills at the Keg Factory ever since she moved down to the Barossa 25 years ago.

She was impressed by the many varying artists in the community and loved the beauty of the region.

Joy has been commissioned by companies and clients to create a number of varied works, including wedding photos, cars, Australiana patterns and more.

Now she will be educating people around the world on how to create wood burning masterpieces and also attempt to simplify and make it easier for budding artists.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.