Joseph Kraft uses a visual vocabulary to reference drawing and architecture within each piece. He has a diverse body of work that includes functional ceramics, sculpture, installation, and printmaking, which all relate to one another through various aesthetic elements. He uses his prints and drawings to inform the mark making and planes of his functional pottery and uses the vocabulary from his pottery to inform his sculptures. His art practice is rooted in drawing, whether that be three-dimensional or two-dimensional creations.
Kraft received a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred in 2012. He has attended multiple residencies including at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago where he now lives and works.