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Jo, a talented artist with a background and Bachelor of Arts Degree in fine art, has made a remarkable journey into the world of headwear and accessories. She retrained in millinery at Kensington and Chelsea College, before pursuing a Master's in millinery at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. Upon graduating, Jo went on to hone her skills working for renowned milliner Stephen Jones for three years in his prestigious model department. Her dedication and talent caught the attention of Sarabande - the Lee Alexander McQueen foundation, which supported her for two years, allowing her to further push the boundaries of her craft.

Collaborating with luxury houses and regularly gracing the pages of renowned magazines such as the NY Times, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, Jo's work has garnered well-deserved recognition and has been worn and bought by celebrities such as Beyonce and Erykah Badu. Jo's studio, located in a former nunnery in East London provides a wonderful glimpse into her artistic world. The spacious studio, adorned with green plants and featuring white walls, exudes a welcoming atmosphere.

Jo is best Known for mastering materials such as resin and having an open whilst considered relationship to her materials. Over the past 10 years she has developed and refined her own processes with an inquisitive and experimental nature. This has led to her gaining a knowledge and material understanding that is unrivalled. In recent years she has refocused to explore alternatives to plastics, launching her first artisan rain hat collection in natural latex rubber in 2022.

Beyond her artistic pursuits, Jo's passion for teaching stems from her previous experience leading creative workshops within the community, schools and gallery settings for many years. Alongside this she has also taught extensively as a millinery tutor at Kensington and Chelsea College. She finds joy in sharing her expertise and knowledge with others, seeing it as a beautiful way to inspire and empower.

Jo’s studio is a true inspiration where you will see and experience first-hand her dedication to her artistry that shines through in every creation she brings to life.

Her workshops are a testament to her unrelenting energy for exploration, creativity and mastery of her craft.