Meet The Maker
My name is Jo and welcome to in various states.
I have been creating textile pieces, here in Hobart, Tasmania since 2015. My work divides itself into 3 segments of HOMEWARE, WEAR and ART. I am interested in the Japanese aesthetic of beauty combined with utility. Statement pieces that have a practical or multiple use. I print almost exclusively onto linen as I have an affinity with the tactile nature of this gorgeous fabric. I also use some Shibori techniques in the hand dyeing of some of the fabrics either before printing or sometimes just left, for the patterns to stand alone. Whether it is a crisp white, earthy oatmeal or flax, the indigo blue colour sits beautifully on the linen and occasionally cotton. I only use natural fabrics and the inks and dyes are water based and or nontoxic, which is important to me as a maker and consumer. My artworks are currently a collection of Lino Prints on paper with plans to create some new pieces in 2019.
All of this studio based work takes place under the direct supervision of Jess the border collie and studio dog!
When I am not actively pursuing my own creativity, I am teaching art. I am very passionate about teaching and feel very privileged to do so, as I believe everybody has a creative bone somewhere in his or her body. I happily pursue my ‘nanna’ loves of knitting, reading and cooking whenever I have time or make time. Thank you for making time and reading about in various states. For making it to the end, here is a cute picture of Jess, studio dog extraordinaire!