Joseph Conforti is a New York City artist specializing in sculpture installations created by using the ancient ceramic art of raku. Each sculpture is a one of a kind original created by Joe in his SOHO studio and New Jersey raku facility. Combining a strong sense of design and composition with the unique art of raku, Joe continues to create sculpture that stands out both for its intricate detail and overall presence. A large majority of Joe’s installations continue to be commission work for interior designers and private clients. Custom designs have been created for such design firms as Peter Marino Architect, Clodagh Designs, Tommy Chambers, Jed Johnson, Studio Soffield , Tsao & Mckown, Penelope Irwin and many others. Most recently Joe has been working with Tsao & McKown Architects on concepts for the new Andre Balaz Beaver House residential building in Tribeca. Recent collaborations include working with Studio Soffield on a permanent installation in the Tribeca Grand Hotel and with M3 Architechts on an installation in the Chrysler Building. Joe is the resident artist of Desiron on Wooster Street in SOHO. At Desiron you can view his most recent installations. Joe's work has been featured in Metropolitan Home, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, Interior Design, Elle Décor, British Elle Décor and Wallpaper magazines.