Accomplishments

 

Time line of Joe's accomplishments in his life...

1942-1945 U.S. Navy during World War II as a USS Farragut radar man

Awarded Purple Heart for his service.

1950's Joe was a furniture salesman selling to schools and churches.

1960-1962 Learned basics of enameling

1962-1965 Studied with Harold Martin for in-depth enameling techniques

1965 Worked with Mr. Tweeters from Thompson Enamels

1966-1970 Developed his own techniques using Multi Torch Enameling

Design & Develop numerous enamel mixes and enameling tools

1970 Joe and his wife Lois started teaching and selling Joes new creations

1972-1974 Continued traveling and teaching with the World Art Tour

1976 Opened studio in Clearwater Florida

1975-1981 Full time residence artist at the World Famous Kapok Tree Restaurant

1981 Moved and opened new enamel studio in Safety Harbor Florida

1988-1990 Exclusive Agent for United Productions Entertainment & Music

1991 3-Day workshop at the Enamelist Society Convention Covington, Kentucky

1993 Limited Edition Bosai Tree Edition 250 made International Bonsai Convention

2004-2009 Consultant Hydrogen Technology Applications

2011 Made first DVD Multi-Torch Fire Enameling

2015 Moved and opened a bigger studio in Pinellas Park Florida

2016 Studied Ikebana Floral Arranging

2016 Continued teaching until his journey to heaven

Joe taught throughout his career publicly and privately.

Besides his personal enameling studios, here are some of the places he taught

Art Center St. Pete

Dunedin Fine Art Center

Tampa Art Warehouse District

Thompson Enamel

He enjoyed sharing his love for enamel though articles Glass on Metal Magazine

He was a member of The Enameling Society of America