2023 ARTIST BIOS | Jo Norton

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About Jo Norton

Jo Norton lives and works with respect on Bundjalung Country, Northern Rivers, New South Wales.

Jo Norton’s work displays a variety of skilful approaches to the ceramic discipline, including domestic pottery, large vessels and sculpture.

Exploring the capacity of the material to create works across a variety of scales including small porcelain vessels, large stoneware vessels and site specific installations. 

Working in stoneware and porcelain, Norton’s creations are distinguished by her understanding of form, proportion and space. Work recognised by her integration of form with texture or colour.

2023 SWELL ARTWORK – Watch Your Step

Keep Clear
Stand Still 
Wait Quietly

Sea turtles face a wide range of challenges that threaten their survival. Firstly, they have many natural challenges, such as the survival rate of their young and how rarely they can breed. Beyond this, sea turtles also face a variety of threats caused by human actions.

Jo uses clay in her sculpture as a metaphor for permanence and fragility; nature  and human intervention. 


Instagram: @thrownbyjo

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 8th – 17th September