Jo was drawn to all things earthy from an early age. She trained as a horticulturist and this early experience with clay carried into her career in art. She graduated from Otago Polytechnic with a Diploma in Ceramics in 2007 and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts at Elam in 2016.
Her Art is made from malleable materials in which organic forms seem to grow in a haphazard way. Her recent clay work stretches the boundaries: surfaces are textural and seem to ooze colour. She also happily makes simple objects that can be used in a home. ”I love making affordable objects like mugs and bowls which are organic in form. As domestic ware leaves my studio I imagine the pieces in another home serving a purpose but also
bringing a smile to the day”.
Jo is an experienced tutor having taught pottery since 2007 at many venues including Unitec, Auckland Studio Potters and Selwyn College.
Aidan completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Unitec in 2014. He majored in painting.
He completed a Diploma of ceramics in 2017. He makes both functional and sculptural work. Aidan makes large pots on the wheel and hand builds onto them.
Aidan also tutors at Auckland Studio Potters.