Joyce is from Jemez Pueblo, Fire Clan, and has been making storytellers for over 20 years. She was taught by Mary Lucero, her mother, who is also very well known for her storytellers. Joyce's work is presented at The Indian Craft Shop, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. and included in "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes and Blom, Berger and Schiffer's "Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery", and several other publications. People enjoy her work particularly the expressions on the children's faces which have a great deal of variety - each child is an individual and a full spectrum of moods and emotions are portrayed.