Joe Clay was born in Ulm, Germany.
1981-1984 Apprentice stonemason and stone sculptor in Ulm.
1991-1997 Studied fine arts and sculpture at the Muthesia School of Fine Arts in Kiel, Germany, with Professor Jani Koblasi.
In 2012 he received a Doctorate in Liberal Arts (DLA), University of Pécs, Hungary, under Professor Colin Foster.
1995 works as a freelance artist in Germany.
1998 organizes the global art concept “KleyCity”, installing tower-shaped sculptures in 25 countries.
2000-2019 Works as CEO of the art company ars magnifica GmbH.
3rd MINQIN Desert Sculpture International Symposium, China;
2019 International Red Sea Sculpture Symposium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia;
Hos Sculpture Symposium, Bergen, Norway;
Symposium on Stone Sculpture, Remstal Garden Show, Baden-Württemberg, Germany;
The Simposio de Escultura, Santiago de Chile;
Kiev International Symposium on Sculpture with the support of Adamovskiy Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine;
European Sculpture Triennial, Neustadt, Germany (curator and organizer);
International Symposium on Sculpture, Minamikyushu, Japan;
Puerto Vallarta 1st International Sculptors Forum, Mexico;
Silk Road International Art Exhibition, Xi’an, China;
Schönndorf Sculpture Symposium, Germany;
NordArt, International Exhibition and Symposium on Sculpture, Büdelsdorf, Germany (organizer of the sculpture symposium 2013-2017);
International sculpture symposium in Bento Goncalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil;
Changsha International Festival of Sculpture, China;
NordArt Public Choice Award 2016;
China Wuhu Liu Kaiqu Award International Exhibition Sculpture, PR China, Bronze Award;
International Symposium on Bisante Stone, Tekirdag, Turkey;
Triennial of European Sculpture in Neustadt, Germany (curator and organizer).