Plates...

Plates only in the loosest sense of the word, they are made to contemplate. Jo uses the clay as a canvas to explore diverse ideas such as spontaneity, zen buddhism and shamanism with a full range of mark making both into the surface of the clay and on top of it. Many of her plates carry marks similar to an enso, an incomplete hand painted circle that represents Zen concepts of acceptance of imperfection, balance and wholeness.