Jo Walker makes a range of decorative stoneware in soft muted colours, decorated with designs inspired by nature and pattern.
I design and make handmade cards and wedding stationery. I base much of my design on nature. This includes using photography but also using seeds, tiny sticks, bark, anything that I find in the outdoors which might create an unusual design.
I make individually designed and handcrafted jewellery in gold and silver, sometimes incorporating precious and semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls.
I studied at Oregon State University for the 3rd year of my Hons Degree from Grays School of art. It was at O.S.U. I first experienced fibre art and textiles as a fine art discipline rather than design.
I have continued to experiment with fibre arts, particularly papermaking, and have been self-employed since graduating with an MA from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992. I have completed many residencies including 5 months in Taiwan at the Chayoyang University and the Su-Ho Paper Museum.
My work in both Silversmithing & Jewellery involves combining materials such as Acrylic, Resin, Leather, Semi-Precious Stones and Gold, with Silver. My interest is to create contrast in colour & texture along with simple forms, shapes & moving elements, highlighting the differences between the materials & adding to the tactile feel of each design. Whether wearable or functional my pieces have a tactile, Contemporary and playful nature. In my new work I have introduced pattern inspired by the current trend for beautifully designed Wallpaper in Interior Design. Again creating contrast with the metal & the delicate flow of the pattern.
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