My experiences and environment are reflected in the shapes and surfaces I create. My original inspiration continues to drive forward through a passionate relationship with the materials I use. I not only continue to search for new ideas outside the studio, but also to push the existing boundaries of what my clay and hands can do in the studio. Life and nature are beautiful, inspiring, unpredictable, and steadfast. I hope to express this same character throughout my work with clay.
Joey graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art (Ceramics) in May 2006 from Virginian Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a Member of Peidmont Craftsmen Guild since 2008 and Southern Highlands Craft Guild since 2014.
Joey has attended workshops with Connor Burns, Steven Hill, Jim Brashear, David Hiltner, & Ellen Shankin. He has also taught workshops at the Bascom, Highwater in St. Pete, FL, Highwater in Asheville, and the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts in Asheville.