Joseph spent his childhood in Southern Taiwan, his parents were educated in Japan and then he lived six years in South Africa, after which he moved to Canada in 1997, where he currently resides. His artwork has won international awards from many countries: South Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Italy, China, Macau and Canada.
“My goal is to create work that is beautiful, imaginative and inspiring. Ceramics became a part of my life during a difficult period and this was a fertile time for experimentation, for trial and error. It is through this time that I found my way forward.”
“My work with clay has taught me patience and persistence; it never fails to energize me. I’ve learned over the years that I can rely on my imagination as a never-ending source of creativity. All I have to do is strive for perfection in every piece, as I know that the sky is the limit.
I look forward to continuing to learn, explore and invoke beauty through my work.
His work in ceramics, which is widely recognized both locally and internationally, as well as Joseph himself, can be spotted on a regular basis at the Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver, Canada.
In 2013, Joseph took a leap of faith and took time to develop his line of metal sculptures which explore the theme of love. These works form part of Joseph’s vision of one day establishing a sculpture garden or a permanent outdoor park that could be visited by people from all over the world.
Joseph’s Line of Love jewellery collection originated from his work on larger sculptural designs and was inspired by the idea that these much smaller pieces can be exchanged as gifts of love, from one person to another.
2009 Exhibited at North Vancouver District Hall. Canada
2008 Designed medallion for City of Surrey “Civic Treasures Award”. Canada
2006 Selected for 2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture Design. Beijing, China
2006 Invitational Sculptures Exhibition at Taipa-Houses Museum. Macau.
2004 ARTS 2004 Juried Exhibition at Surrey Art Gallery. Canada
2003 The 3rd Cheongju International Craft Biennale. Korea.
2003 Canada Bird Fair. Invitational exhibition. Vancouver Public Library. Canada
2003 M.I.C. Faenza International Ceramics Exhibition. Faenza, Italy
2003 Sydney International Teapot Show. Invitational exhibition. Australia
2002 The 6th International Ceramics (Design) Competition. Mino, Japan
2000 The 6th International Taiwan Golden Ceramics Award, Yingge, Taiwan
2000 Awarded at Spring Juried Clay Exhibition. Port Moody, Canada
1999 Artist of the Year. selected by Maple Ridge Art Gallery. Canada
1996 South Africa National Ceramics Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa
1995 Awarded at Edgware Ceramics Exhibition, Natal, South Africa
1994 South Africa Ceramics Award, Cape Town, South Africa