Josh upcycles in a very unique way – showcasing the otherwise forgotten watch face and creating meaningful jewelry. He not only utilizes the watch face, he crafts jewelry from the mechanisms and hands of the watch, too!
I love Rock climbing, but don't get to do it very often.
Most of my artistic inspiration comes from frequenting flea markets, thriftstores, and antique stores. (my best find ever is a large globe that opens up to reveal a record player)
My favorite mediums to use are Concrete and Cardboard
During many late nights in the studio at grad school a game was started called "will josh fit" where my colleagues would challenge me to fit inside of various small spaces....
What got you started crafting?
As a child I was always surrounded by creative people, so was encouraged to constantly be making things from a young age. As I got older and started to develop my aesthetic, I was greatly influenced by my grandfather who was an antique dealer and collector who exposed me to the beauty of antique and often discarded, forgotten, or unwanted treasures.
What is your source of inspiration?
My main source of inspiration comes from observation of the world around me. Being an extremely visual person I am constantly aware of the visual relationships of items, and attempt to be constantly editing my aesthetic.
What have you made recently?
Recently I have been very interested in using casting resin to capture moments in time.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my jewelry at craft shows and fairs, at a traditional "brick and mortar" co-op store, and online.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
As human beings we are constantly developing relationships with the objects in our lives, buying and using handmade items greatly helps us to enrich those relationships and possibly more importantly helps us to connect with the objects and their makers in a special way.