- The Team
Is an artist who seeks to transform ordinary objects into something precious, something special. Metal bottle tops, acupuncture tubes, confectionary wrapping and aluminium cans have all featured as materials, although chocolate foil wrappings remain a constant in her work.
Born in Nottingham (1969) but raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and then Leeds, true to her family name - Tinker - Jo trained to work with metal, earning a first class degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery from Birmingham in 1992. After graduating she started her own business and worked out of a small studio in Harrogate before moving down to west London. Slowly building up a reputation as an artist working with recycled materials, selling her work successfully through a variety of galleries and art fairs.
Jo's current work has appeared at London’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. While, the New York Museum of Art & Design and The White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney own pieces, with some of her early work on permanent display at the National Science Museum, London.
Jo has also produced pieces for art collectors, Hampton Court Flower Show Gardens, cruise liners and the TV production of Dennis Potter’s ‘Cold Lazarus’. With her work being featured in many newspapers and magazines.