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Mitchell, Joanne (Jo)

Legion, 2015 (detail)
Photo Colin Rennie
Figure and Space (detail) 2014
Photo Colin Rennie
Legion, 2015
Photo Colin Rennie
Medallion 2012
Photo Jo Mitchell
Host, 2014
Photo: Colin Rennie
Deconstructed Being, 2015
Photo Colin Rennie
Corpus (2015)
Photo David Lawson
Figures Within Space (2015)
Photo David Lawson
Legion Series, 2015
Photo David Lawson
Secret Diary, 2014 (detail)
Photo Jo Mitchell
Ms. Joanne Mitchell
Artist designer

Joanne's work explores the metaphorical qualities of air and glass, often incorporating the human form. Her practice combines the innovative use of waterjet cutting and kiln-forming to control the form of air entrapment within the internal space of glass for personal expression, a technique she developed during her PhD research. Her work is currently in the collections of the Shanghai Museum of Glass and the Alexander Tutsek-Stitftung Foundation, Germany.

Details about work or recent projects

Jo's recent PhD had a transformative effect on her work. Her research combined new technologies and traditional kiln processes to precisely control complex form and imagery of air entrapment in glass, in ways which were not previously achievable in kiln-forming. Her work is currently showing in 'Wearable Glass' at the National Glass Centre and will be shown at the British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge in August 2017.

Studio 4D, 36 Lime Street Studios
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)7866 086898
Casting, Cold work, Engraving, Kiln work, Other: waterjet cutting
Design, Sculptural
Areas of Interest:
Competitions, Conferences, Exhibition