Jo Hawley was born in England and grew up in New Zealand. She lived in London for several years returning to NZ to study Art History and English Literature at Auckland University before relocating to Melbourne in 2000.
Jo has been making jewellery for over 14 years and in 2012 completed the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Jewellery, at NMIT.
Her work is about the integration of shape, form, line and surface, the contours, proportions and scale, about interior vs exterior spaces, the play of light on the metal and the difference simple changes to surface treatment make to the feel or look of a piece.
She is inspired by sculpture / sculptural forms and architecture / architectural details, by the materials and by the monumentality of simple forms - regardless of