Joel Blum (Zygote) is a designer and craftsman living in the Miracle Mile neighborhood in Stockton California.
Working as a groundskeeper at UOP by day, he operates a Night Studio with his studio partner Jessica Fong after hours.
Joel’s work is exhibited nationally under the nom-de-plume of Zygote.
Locally he is one of the handful of master craftsmen that have been creating beggar bowls for the TideWater’s infamous Supper Suppers over the past decade.
While his name is unknown, his work is a favorite in cupboards all over Stockton.