After retiring from farming in 2002, Joe took up stained glass as a hobby.
His glass supplier offered an intensive beginners glass fusing course and he was hooked on the new medium.
Since then he has taken various specialty courses from instructors in Canada, the US ,Ireland and of course Sheridan College.
Joe finds working with glass to be both meditative and therapeutic.Selecting the colours, positioning the pieces and revealing the final product from the kiln is still a magical experience.
He now lives in Jordan Station surrounded by orchards, vineyards and grow ops