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Jo Pudelko

Jo Pudelko
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• I am a contemporary craftsperson and educator. My studio work consists of mixed-media jewellery and small-scale sculptural objects. I employ a diverse range of processes in my practice that include casting, carving, etching, laser cutting, powder-coating, and textile techniques - in addition to traditional metalwork techniques. I specialise in the use of thermo and thermosetting plastics with casting being a particular passion, casting directly from a range of household and industrial found objects. My work is research-led and underpinned by a repeating theme of how we interact with the environment around us - particularly examining the space where the natural world and the manmade world collide.

In 2017 I launched the Central Scotland School of Jewellery in Dunblane to be a transformative force - training designers of the future to make a positive difference to the environmental impact of our sector. Leading by example we educate future makers by highlighting environmental best practices, material innovation, and low-impact alternatives while respecting and sustaining the traditional skills of jewellery and metalsmithing. Following the success of the jewellery school the Central Scotland School of Craft is a new initiative coming to the picturesque city of Dunblane in 2021. Working with ceramicist Rebecca Wilson, we are looking forwards to launching a comprehensive programme of heritage craft workshops, ranging from one day to week-long courses, accessible for everyone from complete beginners to established professional makers.
Recent Exhibitions
2020 Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2019 Ferrocity, Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing 2019 Ferrocity, Academy of International Visual Arts, Beijing
2019 Craft Design House, Reflecting Mackintosh, Shenzhen
2019 Strength of Textiles, Touring exhibition, Europe
2019 Ferrocity, Museum Reich der Kristalle, Munich 2018 Sieraad, Amsterdam
2018 Like a Rolling Stone, Touring exhibition, Europe
2018 Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2017 20:20 Visions, ACJ