The ceramics in Joseph’s Signature range are one-off pieces or a series of related works that explore aesthetics, philosophies, contemporary and traditional cultures, materials, techniques, processes and context. Although sometimes functional, he describes them as ‘Ceramic Art’ his intention being that this work straddles the home and the gallery - functional design and aesthetic/conceptual intentions of art practice.
Joseph uses a lot of found and donated materials, digging local clays for the clay body mixes, slip decoration and combining them with ash from organic sources such as trees, shrubs and plants to make the majority of his glazes. This ‘homemade’ approach brings him closer to the work and creates a narrative discussing the relationships between objects, people and places.
A wide range of stimuli influences Joseph’s practice including Japanese, Chinese and Korean aesthetics, techniques and philosophies as well as contemporary British, European and American studio pottery practice.
Venue: Gallery 57, 57 Tarrant Street, Arundel, BN18 9DJ