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Josh Copus

Josh Copus

Josh Copus is a ceramic artist and creative entrepreneur from Marshall, North Carolina, where he lives with his flower farmer wife Emily Copus. Josh is originally from Floyd County, Virginia, where he was raised in a close-knit community of farmers and artisans in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The local traditions of crafts and agriculture in Appalachia blended with the new ideas and outlook of the alternative community to form the basis of Josh’s life philosophy and instill an appreciation for art and nature that strongly influences his current work in ceramics. Since moving to North Carolina in 1998 to attend Warren Wilson College, Josh has continued to study ceramics at a variety of schools and through countless hours of working with other artists throughout the world. He received an associates degree in professional crafts from the Haywood Community College in 2003 and a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of North Carolina, Asheville in 2007, where he started the Building Community Project. 

"Clay is a material accepting of impression. It is a record of every process, from its geological formation in the earth to its eventual transformation in the fire. My work with ceramics begins with the clay. By using local materials dug from the river bottoms and mountainsides of western North Carolina, my work gains a connection to place and establishes the materials as a valuable source of influence. I dig my own clay from a tobacco field alongside Turkey Creek and everything I make contains an element of my response to that experience."

  • $990
    Josh Copus

    Stone Vessel

    This vessel from the stone series is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures ...

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  • $300
    Josh Copus

    Round Vase

    This vase is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 8.5 6.75" dia. Reference...

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  • $260
    Josh Copus

    Triangle Bowl

    This three-sided form is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 3x11.5x11.5x...

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  • $300
    Josh Copus

    Stone Carved Vase

    This vase is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 7.5x7x5". Reference 23JC...

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  • $990
    Josh Copus

    Stone Vessel

    This vessel from the stone series is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures ...

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  • $60
    Josh Copus

    Cup

    This cup is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 4.25x3.75". Reference 23J...

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  • $80
    Josh Copus

    Carved Cup

    This cup is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 4.25x3.75". Reference 23J...

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  • $200
    Josh Copus

    Vase

    This vase is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 9.5x3.75". Reference 23J...

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  • $350
    Josh Copus

    Long Rectangular Tray

    This shallow bowl is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 3.25x19.5x5". Re...

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  • $300
    Josh Copus

    Square Bowl

    This shallow bowl is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 3x9.75x9.75". Re...

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  • $240
    Josh Copus

    Oblong Bowl

    This shallow bowl is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 3.25x11x7". Refe...

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  • $160
    Josh Copus

    Round Vase

    This vase is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 7x6" dia. Reference 23JC...

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  • $250
    Josh Copus

    Geometric Vase

    This vase is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 10.25x4x3". Reference 23...

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  • $600
    Josh Copus

    Stone Vessel

    This vessel from the stone series is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures ...

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  • $300
    Josh Copus

    Bottle

    This bottle is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 10x6.5" dia. Reference...

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  • $300
    Josh Copus

    Geometric Vase

    This vase is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 9x6x3.5". Reference 23JC...

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  • $300
    Josh Copus

    Stone Vase

    This vase is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 10x7.5x4.5”. Reference 2...

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    $300
    Josh Copus

    Stone Vase

    This vase is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 8.75x8x5.25”. Reference ...

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  • $300
    Josh Copus

    Square Vase

    This vase is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 9x5x5”. Reference 23JC10...

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  • $350
    Josh Copus

    Stone Vessel

    This vessel from the stone series is carved and infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures ...

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  • $60
    Josh Copus

    Cup

    This cup is infused with the qualities and character of Josh's wild harvested clay and wood-fired. It measures 4.75 x 3.5”. Reference 23JC01 if cal...

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