Originally from Cork in the Irish Republic, Jo trained at Chelsea School of Art and Brighton University where she received a BA (Hons) in 3D Design (Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics).
She is a writer, ceramist, artist and teacher, exploring ideas through a range of media, and has a background in healing, massage and meditation, all of which inform her work.
Jo has an MA in Therapeutic Bodywork from the University of Westminster.
'I think of shadows, of water rippling, of leaves shaking in the wind, the weathering of surfaces and layering of events, flickering flames, memories of our ancestors.'
Jo uses porcelain as a canvas, using simple tools to draw on and into the surface and applying slips as paint, exploring concepts as diverse as zen buddhism, neolithic tool making and shamanistic ritual.
As well as her ceramic pieces, Jo also uses photography and mixed media to further investigate ideas, and writes prose and poetry to complement her visual work.