A creative and diverse maker, Jo is inspired by her travels and her attraction to mystical and beautiful objects. Over the last ten years Jo has designed and created unique pieces combining precious metals and selected gemstones. She particularly enjoys designing and problem solving to make unique and individual pieces with skill and innovation.
Successfully making private pieces and commissions for Madame Tussauds over the last six years Jo continues to create jewellery for waxwork celebrities in their exhibitions around the world. Other diverse projects have included making a replica Chains of Office for the Lord Chief Justice, Royal Courts of Justice, London.
Jo has had a first class education in jewellery design and making, training at Sir John Cass College and attaining a BA Hons from Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design in 2002. She also studied social anthropology at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and gather inspiration from textiles, painting, folk art and beliefs rooted in South Asia. Jo also teaches private classes and jewellery making classes at City College, Brighton.
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