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Jo started and ran Deddington Pottery, Oxfordshire after working in 2 potteries in the Cotswolds, Jo now works in Liss.

Jo produces high fired functional domestic and decorative pottery in high-fired red earthenware with painted, wax resist and slip decoration, items such as oven - proof dishes and some stoneware items for the garden.

Pots are decorated with slips (liquid clay of a cream consistency) coloured with metal oxides or stains, fired, glazed and given a second “glost” firing.

Her items are mostly “thrown” on the potters’ wheel or press moulded, items are fired in an electric kiln.

Jo also makes some items in stoneware clay fired to a higher temperature such as large poppy seed heads and chickens for the garden and other decorative pots.

Jo has become interested in “Raku” firing of pottery with the PACS Potters Group.

A long term member of the Wessex Guild Jo sells work at local craft fairs and exhibitions with the Guild at Southampton university, Hants Open Studios in Swanmore and Hilliers Ampfield. In addition exhibiting as a member of Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society (PACS) and the PACS potters group.

Jo offers a commission service, providing a unique and individual craft item.