The Brawn of the Operation
Josh has been formally trained as an artist, with a degree in ceramic arts from Columbus College of Art and Design. Josh relocated to Minneapolis in 1994 and opened Clay Squared to Infinity in 1996. Josh does a lot of volunteering for the arts community. He currently serves on two boards: Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, of which he is the Chair, and the Tile Heritage Foundation. Josh has written a large collection of published articles about tile, art, and artists in numerous publications over his career. Currently he writes for the Northeaster Newspaper about the artists and their experiences in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.
I love the idea of using art to personalize one of the most basic human needs – shelter. Handmade tiles have adorned buildings for more than 2,000 years, and the tiles I make help define our time in architectural history. Even a single tile can transform a space, and my work is so versatile that it can be used in endless ways. I’m always amazed by the arrangements people come up with, and I see each project as a collaboration between the artist and client. I hope my work inspires you to play with handmade tiles to create a work of art for your own world.