Josh is a local of the Floyd area and began his lifelong journey in the ceramics arts at an early age during
a high school ceramics class. From that springboard he has traveled across the continent, made several
pilgrimages to China, been a resident artist at the Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA, and
achieved his terminal degree in the fine arts. The path, however winding, has led Josh to become a
potter dedicated to his craft and the pursuit of making thoughtful objects. His studio Parlour Pottery, a
former milk parlour, is located in Copper Hill, VA.
I make functional pottery out of a proto-porcelain that i’ve designed and mix in the studio. I incorporate
as many local materials as possible that creates the chemistry of the work, be it wood ash from the
fireplace or rock dust from the quarry.