Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Ceramic Artist

PROFILE I am a retired senior, living on the Sunshine Coast, BC. I work with clay creating curious and whimsical art pieces. I use glazes for both electric and RAKU processes. My work has been created from home and at Gleneagles studio ( West Vancouver). Currently I am exploring creations made with a different medium( Sculpey- polymer clay), in a series of whimsical robots to serve as inspiration to children into an easier or pre-clay creative form. EXPERIENCE Art Administration - 2014 Treasurer and Board Member - Gibson’s Public Art Gallery Clay Artist — 2015 - Present I have taken instruction on RAKU from Louisa Liebman at Glen Eagles Studio. I have also been a member at Parkgate Studio under the direction of Liz de Beer. I have participated in numerous class and public firings in both studios. Exhibitions — 2015 - Present In the recent past (2015-2020), my pieces (approx. 24) were displayed throughout BlueShore Financial branches in the Greater Vancouver District and Sea to Sky Highway region, under their Arts in View Program. My pieces have also shown at: Port Moody Arts Centre - Art 4 Life in 2016, 2017 and 2019 Winter Treasures 2016 Wow Art Gallery, Gibson’s, BC. - April-August, 2019 Parkgate Community Centre Studio Artists Collection Display - April, 2022

Martens, Joe

Contact Details

  Martens, Joe


  Robert’s Creek, BC, Canada

Samples of my work

Artist Statement

I believe the whimsical form of my work helps to make the connection between imagination and creativity of form. It is through the light-hearted view of art that a child may expand their view of what can be possible. This year my creations can inspire imaginations in children and adults. The characters depict human emotions and traits in a fun way. I also submitted a garden totem that is a sea-themed collaboration with fellow artist Nancy Cramer. The fun theme “seas the moment” shows a fisherman trying catch a fish that is trying escape from a grouper’s mouth. We hope the fun effect will encourage young minds to realize working together cooperatively can produce unique results.

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