cambridge contemporary art

Jo Davies

There is a humour in Jo's work, an element of the ridiculous, but also an element of sophistication. Jo's work emulates this coupling of humour with sophistication and tries to exist where these two meet, creating an elegant style that occasionally teeters on the edge of vulgarity.


The exploration of clay is probably the most important aspect of Jo's work: "As I see it, an object I have made is best when it crystallises the liquidity of clay in the final ceramic". The glazes Jo uses are chosen because they enhance this sense of water and flow that is present in the object’s making on the throwing-wheel. This work is not an allegory and does not have a scripted narrative; it is instead the result of an intuitive enquiry into clay, using a visual language that is gradually unfolding with each piece made.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £35-£145.


Gilded Speak Vase

porcelain with 24ct goldleaf 

£162

Loop Vessel

porcelain

Three Simple Bowls Stacked

Handled Cups

porcelain

Vivien Vases

porcelain

Stretching Handle Bowl

porcelain

Gilded Speak Vase

porcelain with 24ct goldleaf

£165

Gilded Speak Vase in Black

porcelain with 24ct goldleaf

Gilded Finch Bowl

porcelain with 24ct goldleaf

Three Simple Bowls

porcelain

Gilded Flare Vase porcelain with 24ct goldleaf £125

Gilded Flare Vase

porcelain with 24ct goldleaf

£125

Finch Bowls

porcelain

Gilded Speak Vase in Black

porcelain with 24ct goldleaf

£105

 

Gilded Speak Vase

porcelain with 24ct goldleaf

Three Simple Bowls

porcelain

Pitchers porcelain

Pitchers

porcelain

Choker Vases

porcelain

£85

13cm h x 12cm d

Upright Handle Bowl

porcelain

£95

12cm x 13cm