Joseph Tracy attended the School for American Craftsmen in Rochester, NY from 1970 - 1976. He also spent time studying in Norway and Stockholm Sweden at Malmsten Verkstad Skole studying with Jim Krenov.
Tracy set up shop after moving to Mt. Desert Island, Maine in 1976. He has been building furniture ever since. Taking advantage of local materials, he often incorporates popple stones (beach-washed granite) into his work, building light, expressively joined wooden frames to showcase the natural stone.
Tracy's work continues to appear in publications and shows. The Portland Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston just to name a few. His work can be found in many corporation and private home collections.