Jo Clarke

The creation of visual beauty, combined with the craft of building a physical form in clay, draws me to ceramic art. Whether hand building or throwing, I draw on my graphic design and fine-art background and love of simple-form to explore shape and color to create modern and pleasing ceramic forms.

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Corona Cup


13 in x 11 in x 6 in

The history of the loving cup dates back to Saxon times and has evolved to have many meanings. One of the most sentimental is its symbolism when used in a marriage ritual. The loving cup itself represents the cup of life, filled with future possibilities. The wine within the cup contains sweet properties that represent happiness, joy, peace, and hope. Bitter properties symbolizing sorrow, grief, and despair are also present. This piece explores how the Corona Virus has impacted the rituals of our life.

Thrown and hand-built in porcelain, underglaze, and metallic glaze.

Not for sale

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Yin Yang


9 in x 6 in x 3 in

Slab built abstract form in porcelain, black under-glazed with white crackle

For sale: $275

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Regal Teardrop


11.5 in x 8 in x 3.5 in

Slab built abstract form in porcelain, black under-glazed with gold luster

For sale: $450

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Extravagant Teardrop


3.5 in x 4.6 in x 3.2 in

Slab built abstract form in porcelain, Black and Teal under-glazed with gold luster

For sale: $450

Pitfire

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Fire Teardrop

Slab built in porcelain, pitfired and waxed

For sale: $175


H 9in x W 6in x D 3in
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Bear #5

Porcelain bear, thrown and manipulated shape, pifired and waxed.

For sale: $125


H 3.5in x W 4.6in x D 3.2in

Artist's biography:

While at art school, Jo developed a passion for ceramics and was inclined to make that her major. However, fate leads her to follow a career in Graphic Design studying at Harrow College of Art, London. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons) in Graphic Information Design and has spent the last 25 years working for leading branding agencies in London, Hong Kong, and San Francisco.

Five years ago, Jo rediscovered her love for clay and has since been developing her skills as a ceramic artist and discovering and refining her aesthetic.

Born in the United Kingdom, Jo has lived and worked in Europe, the Asia Pacific, and North America. She currently lives in Mill Valley, CA, with her husband and teenage daughter.