About Artist
Selected Artworks
News
Exhibitions

About Artist

Jo Taylor’s ceramics are modelled by the light with dramatic deep shadows drawing rhythms and curves.There is a grand gesture reminiscent of a Rococo ornament and architectural plasterwork. She works from potters wheel to composing looping constructions in smooth white porcelain and dense black clay.
In her sculptures the making process influences the outcome; the connection with the raw material is intrinsic to the shapes & marks made. Clay pieces are made & marked with tools as the potters wheel rotates until a collection of loops & curls of varying sizes is amassed.

Taylor’s Yunomi – Celadon Series in porcelain and (Noir) in black stoneware have each been moulded to the hand as part of an edition variable of 50 pieces. A yunomi (Japanese) is a form of teacup, typically made from a ceramic material, being taller than wide, with a trimmed or turned foot.

Selected Exhibitions: Holburne Museum, Bath; British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke on Trent; COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery

Selected Artworks

News

London Art Fair

18 – 31 January

Jo Taylor, ‘After Consort’ and new vessels from this series of porcelain appropriate the form of Sevre porcelain from the 18th Century.  Each is a contemporary reinterpretation of this elegant high-shouldered, voluptuous shape. The surface is embellished with hand formed flourishes in matt, coloured porcelain and fluid brushes of slip that are strike impolite conversations with the material, challenging them into a new articulations.

 

AUDIO LINK Jo Taylor introduces the ideas and processes behind the making of this new ‘After’ series of vessels.


These and other works by Jo Taylor will be exhibited as part of the London Art Fair 2021 from 18-31 January and in an exhibition ‘An Intimate Distance’ with Craigie Aitchison, Eileen Cooper, and Natasha Michaels at Rabley Gallery in Feb 21.



Exhibitions

2021
An Intimate Distance: Craigie Aitchison, Eileen Cooper, Natasha Michaels, Jo Taylor

2020
Rabley Gallery Summer Exhibition,Wiltshire
Spotlight On: Modern and Contemporary Art from the collection of Chippenham Museum
Clay Today online exhibition
COLLECT, Somerset House, Vessel Gallery
Alumni Exhibition, Bath Spa University

2019
10th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea
Manchester Art Fair with ITV Creates,
CLAYmakers, Kobi & Teal, Frome
Flourish, Pound Arts & The Council Chambers, Corsham, joint show with Anya Beaumont, as part of Arts Council funded project GrowFlowShow
The Hope Ball Fine Art Charity Auction for cancer care at the Royal United Hospital, Bath
London Original Print Fair presented by Rabley Gallery
Liverpool Hope University Art Auction, Creative Campus Cornerstone Building
RWA Sculpture Open Exhibition, Bristol
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, with Young Masters  presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery & Yunomi presented by Rabley Gallery

2018
Collection Point, Kobi & Teal Gallery, Frome, Somerset
PlatFORM, Tate Liverpool
Forms Assembled in the Light: The KPP Prize for Art, Architecture & Design, Sunnybank Mills, Leeds
Ceramics at Doddington Hall & Gardens, Lincolnshire
Fractures: Texture & Fragility in Modern Ceramics, Swindon Museum,
Summer Show, The Royal Society of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Rd, London
Summer Exhibition: Showcase for Young Masters presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Royal Opera Arcade, 5b Pall Mall Street
Works on show at The Wit Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts
Young Masters presents Jo Taylor, Lucille Lewin & Tessa Eastman at The Arts Club,
COLLECT Saatchi Gallery, London with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery,
Art Wynwood, Miami represented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery,
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington with Rabley Gallery,

2017 
Art Miami represented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Duo, Rabley Gallery Marlborough & Rabley London
Ceramica, RIBA North, Liverpool
Young Masters at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall, St James’s, London
Saul Hay Fine Art Manchester
Vessell Gallery, London
In the Window, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea: Spring with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Saul Hay Gallery at The Portico Library, Manchester
COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London, represented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery
London Art Fair, Islington, with the Cynthia Corbett Gallery & Rabley Gallery

2016
Art Miami represented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Saul Hay Fine Art, Castlefield, Manchester
Young Masters: Launch of the Fourth Edition; Royal Opera Arcade, London 
From Where I’m Standing, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery
Carter Preston Prize Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
Art Southampton, Bridgetown, NY with Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Separate Arrangements solo show at Rabley Contemporary
Battersea Affordable Art Fair with Cynthia Corbett Gallery
The Hospital Club, Covent Garden,
London Art Fair with Rabley Contemporary, Business Design Centre, Islington
Summer Show, Royal Opera Arcade, London with Cynthia Corbett Gallery

2015 
Multiplied Contemporary Editions Fair, Christie’s, London with Rabley Gallery 
Open Ceramics 2015, Salisbury Arts Centre
Young Masters Dialogues, Sphinx Fine Art,  London 
The Princes Trust  Evening of Art Auction, The Assembly Rooms, Bath
British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke on Trent
Sculpture for Furniture, Salisbury Arts Centre 
ICF 2015 – International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth – demonstrator
Hampstead Affordable Art Fairwith the Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London 
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery Summer Exhibition, Coningsby Gallery, London
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Sweet 18, Kasteel d’Ursell, Near Antwerp, Belgium
Battersea Affordable Art Fair Young Masters, Cynthia Corbett Gallery
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Spring & Summer Show
The London Art Fair 2015, Young Masters, Cynthia Corbett Gallery

2014
Alchemy 9.2.5, Belmont, Boston, MA 
The Harley Gallery, The Welbeck Estate, Worksop 
Young Masters 2014,Sphinx Fine Art, London 
Young Masters 2014, Lloyds Club, London
Bristol Affordable Art Fair, Leonora Martin Fine Art 
Sculpture,Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
Tribe Prize – Art Reflecting Culture,Edgar Modern, Bath
Bath Charity Art Auction,  Abbey Hotel, Bath
The New Georgians, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
Sculpture,Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath
Off the Wall, The Young Gallery, Salisbury 7th – 31st Dec & Pound Arts

2013 
Open Spaces,Mottisfont, Romsey, Hants 
Royal United Hospital, Bath – 18th September onwards; “Splendour” on long term loan
Elegance & Form, Wyndcliffe Court Gardens, Chepstow
The Open West, Newark Park, Glos
The Wilson Museum
Sculpture at Coughton Court Gardens, Warwickshire
Fresh Air 2013, Quenington Sculpture Trust, Cirencester
Transitory, solo show with Leonora Martin Fine Art, Barn Gallery, Wilts
Hospitality, Bath Abbey, Bath
Sculptural, with William Benington Gallery at Coombe Trenchard, Devon
The Graduate Show 2013, Bevere Gallery, Worcester
Get Fresh, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracy
Look West, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys

2012 
Emergence, solo show, The Holburne Museum, Bath 
MA show, The American Museum, Claverton Down, Bath
Portal 2012, Llantarnam Grange , Cwmbran 
New Designers, Islington, London 

2011 
Fresh 2011, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent
Fresh Air 2011, The Quenington Sculpture Trust, Cirencester

Selected Awards;
2019 Commissioned by ITV Creates to make sculpture for ident broadcast November 2019
2018 Awarded “Frames of Reference” bursary in conjunction with Ginkgo Projects & Bloor Homes
2018 Winner of Royal British Society of Sculptors J Sheekey Atlantic Bar exhibition opportunity
2017 Etude ix acquired for the Bath Spa University School of Art & Design art collection
2016 Shortlisted for Carter Preston Prize, Bluecoat Display, Liverpool; winner People’s Favourite
2015 Demonstrator at International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth
2015 Synchronous i purchased for Aberystwyth University Ceramics Collection
2014 Shortlisted for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize
2014 Elected Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors
2013 Shortlisted for V&A ceramicist in residence
2012 Graduated with distinction: Masters Degree in Ceramics at Bath Spa University