About the Artist

Joe is a Canadian woodturner residing in Alberta, Canada. Joe started turning in 2005 and began experimenting with embellishment techniques, such as pyrography and piercing, shortly thereafter.

Joe’s work features a variety of styles. Sometimes his work is bold and colourful; other times it is thin and delicate.

Joe’s favourite woods are: Maple, Birch, Ash and other local species.

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Joe has won many awards for his outstanding work, including:

2016 Stampede Juried Exhibition

  • Second Place – Western Showcase Creative Arts & Crafts

2015 Stampede Juried Exhibition

  • First Place – Western Showcase Open Category
  • Best of Show – Western Showcase Open Category

2014 Calgary Stampede Juried Exhibition

  • First Place – Western Showcase Open Category
  • Third Overall – Western Showcase Open Category
  • Third Place “Western Theme” Category

2013 Calgary Stampede Juried Exhibition

  • Second Place – Western Showcase Open Category

2012 Strathmore Heritage Days Art Show

  • First Place – Creative Arts Show Open Category
  • Best of Show – Creative Arts Show Open Category
  • People’s Choice Award

2012 Calgary Stampede Juried Exhibition

  • Third Place – Western Showcase “Spirit of 1912”
  • First Place – Western Showcase Open Category
  • First Overall – Western Showcase Section

2011 Southern Alberta Woodturner’s Society Juried Exhibition

  • Best Amateur and Honourable Mention
  • Harold Biswanger Award

2011 Strathmore Heritage Days Art Show

  • People’s Choice Award

2010 American Association of Woodworkers Maple Medley

  • Runner up
  • 2015 Calgary Stampede Western Showcase BMO Centre
  • 2015 Calgary Stampede Western Showcase BMO Centre
  • 2013 Southern Alberta Woodworkers Society South Centre Mall
  • 2013 DADE Arts & Design Lab (Calgary)
  • 2012 Calgary Stampede Western Showcase BMO Centre
  • 2011 Southern Alberta Woodworkers Society South Centre Mall
  • 2011 Strathmore Heritage Days Art Show Civic Centre
Joe’s work has been featured in several publications, including:

  • 2016 American Woodturner (February Vol 31, #1 Member’s Gallery)
  • 2015 Alberta Craft Council Quarterly “Masterworks” (fall edition)
  • 2014 Wood Turning Design (June #49 – Pyrography Pens MadeEasy)
  • 2013 SAWS Fine Works in Wood
  • 2013 Wood Turning Design (October #45 – Celtic Bowl)
  • 2012 Woodturning UK (October #245 – Angel Bowl)
  • 2012 American Woodturner (October Vol 27, #5 – Member’s Gallery)
  • 2012 Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement (Issue #76)
  • 2011 SAWS Fine Works in Wood
  • 2012 – On-line Article in Strathmore Standard
Memberships

  • American Association of Woodturners (AAW)
  • Calgary Woodturner’s Guild
  • Alberta Craft Council
  • Southern Alberta Woodworker’s Society (SAWS)
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