Degree work...

Jo completed her degree at Brighton University (BA Hons in Wood, Metal Ceramics and Plastics) in 1993, in her final two years she specialised in wood and ceramics, and the work she produced then set her course for the coming years. She explored themes around sacred sexuality, cell reproduction, reincarnation, prehistoric art and the impact of time and nature on human-made objects. Her work for her final degree show was hand-sized and shaped to create animistic miniatures with multiple parts that fit together. All her wooden pieces were made from objects she found on Brighton beach that were then carved into new incarnations. Many of her pieces were finished with gold, silver or mother-of-pearl in hidden and unexpected places.