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Artwork for Jo Davies

Water Pitcher

Cups with Handles

Coffee Cup Collaboration with Union Coffee

Twist Vases

Choker Vase

Blue and Gold Speak Vase

Gilded Black Speak Vase

Jug and Tray

Details

Telephone: 
07813965667
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I am very interested in shape and form, creating objects that have fluid curves and that are ergonomic and enjoyable to hold and use. Porcelain is an amazing material with great elasticity and my aim is to make it look like it could still be freshly made clay, even though it's a fired ceramic.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

For me being an artist or maker has been a way of life. It's one of the ways that I communicate ideas as well as an excuse to explore and be curious without using language as the main driving force.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a ceramicist specialising in designing and making wheel-thrown porcelain objects.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I split my time between making my porcelain range and one-off items alongside teaching wheel-throwing workshops. I have been invited to teach at studios and universities in the UK and internationally. I have a studio at home in Hereford where I make my porcelain but also maintain a studio in London where I do the majority of my private teaching with the help of assistant tutors.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Royal College of Art. Ceramics & Glass MA
Bath School of Art and Design. 3D Design:Ceramics
UWIC: Art Foundation

Work:
Self-employed practitioner
Visiting Lecturer at Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, China
Ceramics Tutor at Brighton University (maternity cover)
Workshops at open access ceramics studios like Cup Ceramics, Hereford, Kiln Cambridge and Turning Earth, London

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Future Icons at the Burlington Arcade, Mayfair
London Art Fair with Future Icons
Mufei Gallery, Shanghai. Solo Exhibition
The Future of Craft during London Craft Week

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Bloomsbury, London
Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge
Derwent House, Witney
Maud and Mabel, Hampstead, London

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