The primary motivation for all Jo’s work is a continuous search for pattern and order. She builds jewellery structures from pixel-like elements, creating intricate geometric and tessellated pieces that often interlock when combined.
The complexity of the work and the need for perfect accuracy particularly with interlocking parts has transported Jo from the traditional, ‘craft’ techniques that she originally studied towards new technologies. The computer is now her main tool. Jo constructs her designs in a virtual environment with various 3D modelling programs. Her models are rapid-prototyped in wax and then cast in various metals including 18ct white and yellow gold, stainless steel and silver.
Jo graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art and went on immediately to win the BDC New Designer of the Year Award at the New Designers 2006 exhibition. She continues to win accolades and major awards for both her innovative techniques and design.
- 2007 Best New Merchandise Award, Goldsmiths
- 2007 Crafts Council Development Award
- 2007 Commendation, Craftsmanship & Design Awards
- 2006 Best of British Awards Trophy Commission
- 2006 BDC New Designer of the Year Award
- 2006 Gill Packard Scholarship
- 2006 Precious Metal Bursary, Goldsmiths’ Company
- 2001 Shortlisted for 2nd Cheongju International Craft Bienniale prize