Joseph Corcoran graduated from the US Naval Academy with a Bachelors in Mathematics. Shortly thereafter, he attended night school at Rhode Island School of Design. As a Naval Officer, he witnessed glass blowing first hand in Italy and Malta and tried his hand at the medium upon returning stateside. He quickly learned the craft and began teaching and managing at DC GlassWorks. He has shown his work nation wide in both solo and group shows and has his work in both private and public collections. He currently manages a team of artisans at his own private studio in the creation and fabrication of his work.