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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £35-£145.