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Jo Taylor Ceramics

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CATEGORY: Professional
METHOD: Throwing, Hand building
TEXTURE: Coarse textured
FIRING RANGE: 1080°c - 1260°c

Artist Statement
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.


"Emergence" & "Opulence" i, ii & iii are made from PF 660 (Professional Black Chunky), fired to 1260°c.

"This Integrate" is made from Audrey Blackman Porcelain fired to 1260°c and is shown on display at Bath Abbey.

All pieces are made from a combination of throwing and handbuilding techniques.