About Jo Norton

Born and raised by the ocean, and now living in Queensland, Australia. 
My introduction to clay was in 2010 - the tactile nature of clay and the creative process; the concept, making, and finishing drew me in. I have always found beauty in small details and repetition - a collector of seemingly useless objects gathered over the years. 
Inspired by the simple beauty of landscape; natural or manmade. Visual sources such as architecture, the oceans, coastlines and geological markings, exploring the shifts and changes marked by time. This is my inspiration when designing and making tableware, and one-of-a-kind art pieces, with a focus on natural forms and modern design. 
I am still as excited about clay as I was on that first day, and the fact that my work will be held and used and will stay in the main places of people’s lives, is inspiring.