Region:North East England

Technique:Casting, Cold work, Kiln work


Discipline:Design, Fine art, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Conferences, Exhibition

Product:Commission, Fine Art, Installations, Sculptural, Sculpture, Wall pieces

Country:United Kingdom

County:Tyne and Wear


Jo 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 digital technologies and traditional kiln processes to precisely control complex form and imagery of air entrapment in glass, in ways which were not previously possible in kiln-forming. Recent exhibitions include ‘CGS at 25 Years: Then, Now, the Future’ at Stourbridge Glass Museum and the British Glass Biennale, 2022. Her piece ‘Deconstructed Being IV’ was selected for the International Exhibition of Glass 2022, Kanazawa, Japan, where it received the prize ‘Honourable Mention’. Jo works from her studio in Newcastle and is also a technician at the National Glass Centre.

Legion Series, 2015 , Photo David Lawson

Figures Within Space (2015) , Photo David Lawson

Host, 2014 , Photo: Colin Rennie

Legion, 2015 (detail) , Photo Colin Rennie

Legion, 2015 , Photo Colin Rennie

Figure and Space (detail) 2014 , Photo Colin Rennie

Deconstructed Being IV, 2021 , The Artist

Medallion 2012 , Photo Jo Mitchell

Corpus (2015) , Photo David Lawson