(he/him)

JOE WELCH

Joe is a ceramic sculptural artist currently located in Laksevåg, Norway. Originally from Tiverton, RI, he graduated with an AFA from the Community College of Rhode Island, BFA and Post-Baccalaureate certificate- Artisanry/Ceramics from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and is currently pursuing a MFA at the Universitetet I Bergen - Kunstakademiet. His general disposition is of a raccoon and he weighs approximately 2349 paper cups.


Joe's work revolves around faults in communication while using experimental ceramic materials as medium. Including systems and rituals, the exploration of interaction between living beings is expressed through gesture and boundary. Each piece of clay is built like pieces of a conversation: unique in design and intent with memory of rules and nuances.