Technique:Casting, Cold work, Engraving Kiln work, Other


Discipline:Design, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Conferences, Exhibition


Joanne Mitchell

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, the National Glass Centre, U.K. and the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, Germany.

Jo’s 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 will be showing in ‘CGS at 25 Years: Then, Now, the Future’ exhibition in Stourbridge Glass Museum in Summer 2022.

Legion Series, 2015 , Photo David Lawson

Figures Within Space (2015) , Photo David Lawson

Host, 2014 , Photo: Colin Rennie

Secret Diary, 2014 (detail) , Photo Jo Mitchell

Corpus (2015) , Photo David Lawson

Figure and Space (detail) 2014 , Photo Colin Rennie

Deconstructed Being, 2015 , Photo Colin Rennie

Medallion 2012 , Photo Jo Mitchell

Legion, 2015 (detail) , Photo Colin Rennie

Legion, 2015 , Photo Colin Rennie