Joe has long been deeply immersed in his stonecraft, moving through a progression of agricultural, horticultural, architectural and sculptural applications. In the-mid nineties he was the first to create a large scale drystone vase, a range of which is now the mainstay of his work. His first was in Scotland, the second in Hampshire and he has gone on to build them in gardens throughout the UK, and abroad. He stoically resists any abstract temptations, and sticks with his classical and organic instincts, vessels, fruits and trees. He is very much looking forward to exhibiting at Newport House for The Cartshed this year.
Working with Classic FM as my constant companion, I usually try to set myself a minimum height gain per day, thin layer upon thin layer, but for a variety of reasons, I don’t always achieve it. My favourite subject this year has been the pear.