Jo Victoria, porcelain diaries (detail) 2018, porcelain

Jo Victoria

Jo Victoria

What medium do you work in?
Ceramics, Silver and Glass.

Where is your studio?
Mossy Point.

How long have you had your studio?
Just over 12 months.

Tell us what you love about your studio?
I have a light and airy shed over looking the garden that is a perfect place to feel inspired.

Jo Victoria
Jo Victoria

Tell us about the strangest object in your studio?
I am working on a human scale skeletal form that is currently hanging from the ceiling.

It is a piece entitled ‘catastrophic’, inspired by the bushfires. It was made for an exhibition in Sydney which was cancelled due to Covid19 restrictions.

Jo Victoria

Tell us about the oldest object in your studio?
I am a great collector of bones and fossils and broken things washed up on the beaches, so who knows how old they are.

Jo Victoria
Jo Victoria

If you were stranded on a desert island, what one thing from your studio would you most like to have with you and why?
One of my large porcelain swirl platters, good for catching rain water or sitting under for shade.

Jo Victoria

Tell us about your art practice?
My work is inspired by the ocean and the natural environment where I live on the South Coast.

I work predominantly in unglazed porcelain because it has qualities similar to bleached bones and broken shells. It also has incredible translucent qualities that I use to create light fossil forms and sculptures.

Chandelier, 2019
Chandelier, 2019, porcelain, wire & LED photo by Lee Grant
Wave, 2018
Wave, 2018, porcelain, 90cm x 45cm
Weightless, 2018
Weightless, 2018, porcelain, 45cm x 45cm
Pendants, 2020
Pendants, 2020, porcelain, LED & fabric, 30cm x 22cm photo by Brenton Mcgeachie
Nest, 2018
Nest, 2018, porcelain and found objects, 22cm x 14cm photo by Brenton Mcgeachie

You can see more of Jo’s work on her website www.jovictoriaceramics.com or on her instagram account www.instagram.com/jo_victoria_mud.

The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre recognises Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants and custodians of all land and water in the Eurobodalla and respects their enduring cultural and spiritual connection to it. The Bas acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land in which we live and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.