Joseph Tefft

Creativity and I have always had a dance. A Cape Native, I took full advantage of Nauset Public Schools' fantastic art programs. Through the photography program I had the opportunity to develop and load films, using the Cape's last public dark room, I learned essential principles like depth of field and the rule of thirds. I dabbled in metal art and drawing. While taking away new learned skills, I never really found my stride in either. It wasn’t until I signed up for wheel throwing that I felt I found my art form. I signed up for as many classes as my schedule would allow. It was my sanctuary, therapy, and playground, all set to a fantastic playlist. Soon, though, I graduated and hung up my clay apron to do the college shuffle, seemingly leaving my creative mind on the peg with it. I went on to work at a few different bakeries and found a new outlet for my muse, but the potters wheel was always in the back of my mind. These days, while I own a wheel, I pay for studio and kiln space at The Cotuit Center for the Arts and have met a great community there.

My passion for flowers and gardening started early in life, taking responsibility for the family's vegetable garden at a very young age. Later in life, I found myself working at multiple farms before deciding to go into flower farming independently, selling through markets and for small functions.

Needless to say, I’m inspired and surrounded by nature and have a desire to have all things floral in my life. I hope you enjoy my collection of nature inspired pottery, as well as their corresponding blooms. It’s certainly a labor of love, each ceramic flower is hand built and then attached, fired, glazed, and fired again, resulting in a lengthy but unique process.

Thank you for looking!

Joseph Tefft