Goldsmith, University of London, England 1978-79

Penland School of Crafts; Summer 1971 and 1972

Rhode Island School of Design 1973

California College of Art 1969-19


Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in Textiles, California College of Art 1973

One-year Diploma in Embroidery, Goldsmith, University of London, 1979

California Community Colleges Certificate of Qualifications for Teachers of Adult s

State of California Standard Designated Teaching Credential of Adult Educatio


2017  Group Show, Freehand, Los Angeles, CA

2015  Group Show, California Handmade: State of the Arts, Craft In America, Alta Loma, CA

2014  Group Show, Decatur Arts Alliance, Fine Arts Exhibition, Decatur, GA

2010  Group Show, The Atrium, San Francisco, CA

2009  Three Person Show, Local Color Gallery, Bodega Bay, CA

2008  Group Show, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY

2006  Three Person Show, Graton Gallery, Graton, CA

2005  Group Show, Freehand, Los Angeles, CA

2004  California Design 2004, San Francisco, CA

2002  Group Show, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA

2001  Group Show, received a Merit Award, Sebastopol Center for Arts, Sebastopol, CA

1997  Two Person Show, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1991   One Person Show, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1989  Group Show, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA

1988  One Person Show, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

1986  Group Show, Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, NY

1985  One Person Show, Gallery Five, Tequesta, FL

1983  Two Person Show, Oklahoma Design Center, Oklahoma City, OK

1981-84  Group Clothing Show, Carol Hooberman Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1982  Two Person Show, Pacific Basin, Berkeley, CA

1981  Three Person Show, Montavo Art Center, Saratoga, CA

1980  Two Person Show, California Craft Museum, Palo Alto, CA

1978  Family Show, Hand and the Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1977  “Young Americans,” American Crafts Council traveling show


Kaiser Medical Centers, San Rafael and Redwood City, CA

Salvation Army, headquarters, Washington, DC

Public Works city building, Decatur GA


Freehand Gallery. Los Angeles, CA 

The Passdoor, the Barlow area, Sebastopol. CA


  Polychromatic Screen Printing, Oregon Street Press, 1984 (revised edition, 1991 & 2018)

“Polychromatic Printing,” Threads Magazine, March-April, 1986


“Alchemy into Art: Life’s Work of Joy Stocksdale,” Abby Bard, Fiber Art Now, Winter 2014-15

“Joy Stocksdale: Making an Impression,” Suzanne Smith Arney, Surface Design Journal, 2006 “Joy Stocksdale Polychromatic Screen Printing,” Vivian Poon, Surface Design Journal, Sum 1985

“One Pull Prints All,” Patricia Malarcher, Surface Design Journal, Spring, 1994


Artistry in Fiber: Wall Art, Anne Lee and E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing, 2017

Craft in America, Jo Luria & Steve Fenton, Clarjson Potter Publishing, 2007

Fiberarts Design Book Five, Edited by A. Batchelder & N. Orban, Lark Books, 1995

Pattern-Free Fashions, by Mary Lee Trees Cole, 1995

The Contemporary Quilt, Pati Chase, E.P. Dutton, 1979

Introducing Quilting, Eirian Short, Batsford (London), 1979

Machine Quilting, Bobbie and Tony Fanning, Chilton, 1980

Quits to Wear, Virgina Avery, Scibners, 1982




10/10   Peninsula Wearable Arts Guild, Campbell CA

  Polychromatic Printing Demonstration and Talk

6/05  Surface Design Conference, Kansas City, MO

  Polychromatic Printing Demonstration

4/02  Wearable Art Conference, Santa Fe, NM

  Polychromatic Printing Workshop

6/99  Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ

  Polychromatic Printing Workshop

7/98  Coupeville Arts Center, Coupeville, WA

  Polychromatic Printing Workshop

7/92,7/94 Surface Design Quilt Symposium, Columbus, OH

  Polychromatic Printing Workshop

7/90  Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR

  Polychromatic Printing Workshop

7/88  Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinberg, TN

  Polychromatic Printing Workshop

7/87  Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

  Polychromatic Printing Workshop

3/89, 4/9011/92, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

7/00, 5/01,6/06  Polychromatic Printing Workshop & Artist in Residence

1975-present Workshops for fiber guilds, conferences, schools (nationally), 

  Stitchery, Polychromatic Printing

1975-1991 San Francisco Community Colleges, Fort Mason Art Center

  Stitchery, Quilting, Printing, Weaving

7/74-8/74 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

9/74-12/75  Stitchery, Quilting

1973-1977 Berkeley Adult School, Berkeley, CA, Stitchery




Surface Design Association: Finance Director 2010-2013, Membership Manager, 2003 to 2013;   Executive Director 2003-2009; Administrator/Ad Manager, 1988-2002

Visual & Literary Arts Manager, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 1998-2000

Board, Textile Arts Council, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, 1994-1996, 2015-to present

Conference Coordinator, Surface Design Association Regional Conference,

Berkeley 1986 and San Francisco, CA 1993