Welcome to Iconceramics.

This  website features the ceramic artwork of Joseph Pintz.  I hope to share with you some insights into my functional and sculptural ceramics.

Thanks for visiting.  Please check back again soon.


I am excited to be one of six featured ceramic artists in the Feb\March issue of American Craft magazine, including Diana Fayt, Tara Wilson, Paul Eshelman, Heather Mae Erickson and Jason Bige-Burnett. Here is a link to a "behind-the-scenes" video about the making of this issue.

I am excited to be participating in HIDE-N-SEEKAH 2014. They will be hiding 25 pieces of ceramic art in Milwaukee, WI during this year's NCECA national ceramics conference (March 19- 21). Clues to find the pieces will be posted on artists own personal Instagram feeds.  Which 25 of the 62 artists will be hiding pieces?  Nobody knows!!!  

Search “hidenseekah” on Instagram and follow all 62 participating artists (tap “following” in the upper right corner of the HIDE-N-SEEKAH profile for the full list of artists to follow).  Keep your eyes peeled for clue images on Instagram during NCECA.  FINDERS KEEPERS!!!

To read the full Ceramics Monthly article on HIDE-N-SEEKAH on Carole Epp's blog, Musing About Mud by following this link: http://musingaboutmud.blogspot.com/2014/03/on-your-mark-get-set-hide-n-seek.html

Click here if you would like to link to my Jan 2014 Newsletter! You can subscribe to future newsletter on that page or by filling in the form on my "contact" page.

I will be teaching a two-week, hands-on workshop at Penland School of Crafts located in Penland, North Carolina May 25- June 6, 2014. I will also have a solo show of functional work at the Penland Gallery May 23 - June 22. 

I will be teaching a two-day, hands-on workshop "Handbuilding Vessels with Bisque Molds" at Santa Fe Clay on April 26 - 27.  

I am currently taking part in a year-long residency at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in Roswell, New Mexico. The University of Missouri has generously granted me a a research leave; I will return to MU to teach classes in August 2014. In conjunction with my residency, I am having a solo show entitled "Useful & Useless" at the Roswell Museum February 28 - April 13, 2014. 


In August, I had a solo show entitled “Cultivate” on display at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Art Gallery. Check out the images of the show under the Exhibitions tab.

This Fall I participated in an exhibition entitled “Exquisite Pots II”  at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This exhibition at the Northern Clay Center will be a culmination of the collaborative efforts of eight internationally recognized ceramic artists.  I was fortunate to be one of four participating artists that was invited to be in residence at the Northern Clay Center for one week in July, where we came work together on a new body of work, and finish each other’s wares.  Artists who are known for a particular form or glazing method will be paired with the other participating artists to create a body of work that explores the idea of collaboration.  Some of the collaboration will be done via mail; fired and unfired pottery in progress will be shipped and finished by the recipient. Check out the blog about it!