Jo creates functional ceramics for the home. Primarily focusing on tableware, her ceramics are an exploration of refined, pared-back forms, thoughtful design and a minimalist aesthetic.
Drawing inspiration from ceramics and our wider domestic craft heritage, Jo reworks traditional forms to produce carefully balanced objects that are both beautiful to contemplate and pleasingly functional to use.
Formally a student of History of Art, Jo is a devotee of the historical object not just in museum collections but also those recorded in paint and print. A love of the statuesque nature of man-made objects depicted in still life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age and Italian Renaissance, has indelibly influenced the aesthetic she brings to her ceramic practice.
The majority of Jo's work is produced on the wheel at her studio in North London, with more complex forms finished using a variety of hand-building techniques. The surfaces of the pots are often carved, enhancing the glaze surface and also the tactile nature of these forms, designed to be held. A combination of stoneware clays and simple glazes form the basis for natural, monochromatic tones.
Jo graduated from University of Leeds in 2007 with a BA(Hons) in History of Art. She currently lives and works in London.