Sink Like A Stone
Jo’s work consists of mixed-media jewellery and small-scale objects with the occasional accompanying screen print. She employs a diverse range of processes, including casting, carving, etching, laser cutting, powder-coating and sewing, in addition to traditional metalworking techniques. Achieving a high-quality finish is particularly important when working predominately with non-precious materials. Jo specialises in the use of bio-friendly resins and frequently incorporates found objects in her work, her aim being to absorb these so fully into the design that the viewer will be surprised when they discover the re-appropriated, reclaimed or recycled aspects of a piece. Her practice is research led and underpinned by a repeating theme of how we interact with the environment around us, particularly the realm where the natural and the man-made worlds collide.