Jo is a ceramicist specialising in wheel-thrown, functional and non-functional objects in porcelain. She has taught at all levels, including undergraduates, for 15 years and is a respected practitioner, a member of the Craft Potters' Association and regular contributor to Ceramic Review Magazine. She has shown her work UK wide and internationally, including Heals in London, at the National Portrait Gallery, at the Cheongju International Craft Competition in South Korea and the Centre of Ceramic Art in York to name a few.
Teaching ceramics is fascinating because the interpretations are endless. Encouraging both a student's dexterity and character is my priority - in the first instance by using simple exercises and then by using a gradual pushing further of each individual's abilities, hopefully giving them the satisfaction of new knowledge and skill.
My own work is inspired by years of slow re-interpretation of the wheel-throwing process, by porcelain and its elasticity and its ability to appear like liquid when it's actually hard, fired ceramic.