Jo Taylor


Inspiration comes from decorative architectural features such as ornate plaster ceilings: Taylor enjoys the grand gesture present in large-scale relief, the drama of deep shadow, the dialogue between space, structure & ornament. The making process influences the outcome; connection with raw material is intrinsic to the shapes & marks made. Clay pieces are made & marked as the potter’s wheel rotates until a collection of loops & curls is amassed. More clay is manipulated by hand to create further pieces alluding to the organic; all are then joined and fired to create a unique work. Jo Taylor was shortlisted for the 2014, Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize.

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