Jo Bosley is a full time potter working from her rural home in Oxfordshire. Having originally trained in textile design at West Surrey College of Art and Design, she is now part of a the dynamic duo making up Steventon Green Pottery.
Her quirky and original pots are made using a gritty stoneware clay called Crank. Each of her unique pots is hand built using a traditional coiling technique and is then decorated with a combination of slips, glazes and wood ash. They are all fired to make them suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Her bird bowls were developed initially as plant pots, and then as bowls for general indoor use. She finds inspiration for her designs from the natural world, from traditional British ceramics, and also takes influence from the textile designs of William Morris and the vibrant images of birds by the artist Charley Harper.