Jo Naden makes sculpture; works range from small hand-held medallic objects to larger scaled works for public spaces, responding to a sense of place. Drawing is also an aspect of her practice where the activity is process lead.
Jo has worked in the West Midlands since graduating from Birmingham College of Art, however, she originates from the Derbyshire Peak District.
Forces and phenomena, time and season inspire her work, often with reference to the artifacts and monuments of ancient cultures. The sculptures are made in clay with carved planes sensing the geometry of water’s formative qualities.
Jo has worked extensively as an educator and developer of the Arts, with experience in Healthcare, Education and Planning.
Her work is held in private collections both internationally and in the U.K.
Public commissions include Cadbury; Dudley Group of Hospitals and Queen Elizabeth Hospital; Crest Nicholson, Park Central Birmingham; Birmingham and Staffordshire C.C.
And more recently a contemporary medal, commissioned by The British Art Medal Society, TIME SPENT, explores the dandelion plant in a mythical/ botanical context.
Jo is a member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.