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
He enjoyed sharing his love for enamel though articles Glass on Metal Magazine
He was a member of The Enameling Society of America