Born 1980 Chicago, United States.
Lives and works in Berkeley, California, United States.
It was just north of Chicago in Niles, Illinois where Joe spent his adolescence following his passion for drawing. In high school Joe’s heart raced when he discovered ceramics and he took to it naturally. Nothing was more exciting to him than ceramic sculpture week, but ceramics seemed impractical and impossible of being practiced outside of school. By default he turned his attention back towards drawing and music. After high school Joe was advised to pursue a more lucrative career, but his heart confessed; he could not pursue his path in life as a computer technician after realizing his true love for sculpting.