Welcome to this revised Joe Smith website: please enjoy our picture gallery. Joe continues to pursue his life-long passion for working with stone and slate and has works in some celebrated as well as beautiful unsung gardens throughout the British Isles. There are also a few escapees in foreign climes.
He is now pleased to announce his formation of a working business partnership with his Arts graduate daughter Jenny. She has done a three year hands on creative apprenticeship with her dad and is now a fully competent practitioner. It was never intended that her role would, in the long term, be a labouring or subsidiary one: she is now a fully fledged sculptural slate - chipper and plays an equal part in most of our projects.
Commissions are most consistently for the large scale two to six foot dry-stone vases built in interlocking layers of dressed slate, of which Joe was the designer in the mid nineties and of which the inventory has grown through the years to include both classical and modern vessel forms. Also sought after are our variously sized and often characteristically tilted spheres, from between one to ten feet in diameter as well as our mauve,Welsh slate Alliums on stainless steel stems and – as a complete break from a perhaps instinctive classicism - the idiosyncratic four foot Pear. All of our dry-stone works are built in situ and with British slates: if you would like one please contact us by phone or E.mail and we will be happy to answer all of your enquiries.