Jo Elbourne makes taut and layered abstract compositions.

In 2015, having spent over a decade as a clothing designer, Jo returned to the restorative process of making things by hand. Embarking on various experiments with fibres and fabrics and keen to create objects of use, the age-old craft of seat-weaving informed early works.

It was a small collection of furniture pieces presented at the 2017 London Design Festival which first garnered critical attention and brought an Elle Decoration British Design Award in the same year. 

Though initially recognised for making functional pieces, Jo's focus has since turned towards the non-functional, testing her techniques and materials at scale and in three dimensions.

 

Jo lives and works on the Kentish coast in south east England. 

Portrait by Kat Green at Resort Studios, Margate - 2018

 

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Jo Elbourne Portrait 2019 by Kat Green.j