Joseph first began working with metal at the age of 13. Instantly his talents were recognized and his instructor encouraged him to enter the Michigan State Industrial Arts competition. He did so, placing first in the Regional Competition and went on to place second in the State Competition.
Joseph studied for four years under Eugeen Wolonick, master Craftsman of Metal Working Techniques. It was here that Joseph’s imagination and skill reached new and exciting levels.
Joseph went on to Western Michigan University taking on heavy class loads of drawing and industrial design courses along with a strong emphases in physics, mathematical theory and equations which he uses daily in the creation of his art.These early experiences and training created the foundation which led Joseph to become the successful artist that he is today. Joseph has received numerous awards from prestigious art shows around the United States. He has been commissioned to do metal sculptures and furniture for Private Collections, Corporate Buildings and Galleries.
Joseph utilizes a variety of metals and materials to create unique and unusual metal sculptures and sculptural furniture. Living in Florida has brought to his work the use of color which he incorporates in his already exciting pieces.