In 1969, Joseph Anderson started his metalworking apprenticeship learning the jewelry trade. He earned his spending money while in school by doing the repairs in his stepfathers jewelry store. Outside of school, he worked for a time in an iron foundry where he learned the casting process, adding to his skills. He later set aside being a jeweler and began to work hot iron full time. Joe’s ironwork started out as functional pieces, both for home and architectural applications. In 1992 Joe began to focus more on sculpture and has since developed his style using calligraphic lines in three dimensions.