Jo Pudelko graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2006. Following a post-graduate qualification in 2007 she spent a year as Artist-in-Residence before establishing her own studio in Edinburgh. Currently she works from her studio space in Dunblane where she has established a multi-disciplinary centre for craft education.
Jo’s work consists of mixed-media jewellery and small-scale sculptural objects. She specialises in casting techniques and often utilises found objects in her practice. Her jewellery has been exhibited in the UK, Europe, America, and China.
“My work explores a continued fascination of how we interact with the environment around us – particularly examining the space where the natural world and the manmade world collide. Casting from household objects I try to highlight connections between our more intimate concept of ‘home’ and the greater responsibility to the planet we live on. My recent work is predominately inspired by the worldwide plight of the bee population. I have been particularly interested in the complex juxtaposition between bees as a part of nature (their history, evolution and biology) and bees as a commodity in our global agricultural economy.”