Jo Taylor Artist Bio
Jo Taylor's elegant ceramic forms offer suggestions of organic growth, fragmentation, fragility, rigidity and fluidity. Originally inspired by decorative ornament seen in plaster ceilings, carved stone or wrought iron, the works incorporate similar notions of depth, shadow and grandiose flourish.
Technically challenging the structures are a product of process and assembly, combining the use of the potters wheel with innovative hand building techniques. The resulting works retain a sense of speed and rhythm from the marks made: directional, repetitive, sequential, connected.
Since graduating with distinction from Bath Spa’s Masters programme in July 2012, Jo has exhibited her sculpture extensively, including a solo show at The Holburne Museum in Bath, “Hospitality” at Bath Abbey, The Open West, COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery, London, and “Sweet 18” at the Kastell d'Ursell, Belgium. In 2014 Jo became a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and was shortlisted for the Perrier Jouet Arts Salon Prize, Edgar Modern “Tribe” Prize & Cynthia Corbett “Young Masters” Maylis Grand ceramics prize; in 2015 she was an invited demonstrator at the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth. So far in 2016 Jo has been shortlisted for the Carter Preston Prize at Liverpool's Bluecoat Display Centre and has enjoyed a solo show at Rabley Contemporary in Marlborough. She will be showing her work at Art Southampton, NY as well as in London, Manchester, Lincoln and Swindon during the rest of the year