Jo Victoria is a ceramic artist based on the South Coast of New South Wales. Her practice explores ideas of place and focuses on the influence of living close to the ocean.
Having come from a career as an anthropologist and archaeologist, documenting cultural landscapes in Australian desert environments, Jo's passion for deeply exploring elements of nature is evident in her sculptural works.
Working predominantly with unglazed porcelain, Jo explores ideas of place, focusing on the influence of living close to the ocean and capturing an essential quality of the experience. The whiteness and translucency of porcelain qualities are reminiscent of bleached bones, fossils and broken shells found on the ocean's edge. In a way, her pieces capture the life essence of once-living things in the environment.