Jo Barker – Tapestry Artist

Jo Barker – Tapestry Artist

“there’s a sweet point between letting go, and being conscious of what you’re doing”


Jo produces absolutely stunning work that just sings with colour and movement, capturing a fascinating process that combines intuitive gestures, digital editing, and labour-intensive weaving.

In this episode we get stuck into her process and discuss:

  • sources of inspiration
  • generating and exploring ideas
  • working with visual stimuli
  • the importance of selection in order to keep moving forward

We also have a frank conversation about why she isn’t a business that I found refreshing and inspiring. There’s loads of fascinating insight in this episode, so tune your ears!




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Keith Brymer Jones – Ceramics & MAKE Int’l.

Keith Brymer Jones – Ceramics & MAKE Int’l.

“discipline, discipline, discipline”  /


Keith is a potter, entrepreneur, and acts as a host and judge on the BBC’s Great Pottery Throwdown. In this conversation, we talk about:

  • how the discipline Keith learned as a production potter helps to drive his work today
  • how he balances running a business with being creative
  • how the business informs his creative work
  • taking creative risks
  • the importance of identifying your strengths and weakness
  • asking for help

This was an eye-opening conversation and a fantastic opportunity to speak with Keith about some of the elements that have come together to make him one of the best known potters in the UK.


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