Jo studied Ceramics at West Surrey College of Art and Design (Farnham), and has since been teaching in Colleges and schools whilst continuing to make and sell her own work. Her main interest is throwing on the potters wheel and tile making using porcelain clay and is she is continually drawn to its’ fineness and fluidity. Her approach to the clay is to emulate the state of the wet clay and it’s softness in the fired piece. To do this she adds ‘stamps’, indents and makes marks in the clay whilst it is still wet. Jo makes all her own glazes which are designed to be transparent and flowing, thereby not masking any of the marks made in the clay during the making process.