Based in Birmingham, Jo designs and creates silver and gold contemporary jewellery, she studied at Birmingham's School of Jewellery and graduated in 2011. When Jo is not creating handcrafted pieces of jewellery she teaches onto a Art and Design foundation course for Birmingham City University International College.
'Busy Budgie Jewellery is inspired by a small feathered friend of mine who I enjoyed 12 years of mischief with. Always ready for action, this little budgie had an eye for all things shiny and loved to 'help', although most the time was a slight hindrance! Busy Budgie Jewellery is in honour of this little blue budgie and aims to create beautiful, contemporary and eye catching jewellery. '
'I enjoy working primarily with Silver and Gold and try to experiment with different combinations of the materials, often trying to create pieces of work that complement techniques perfected by hand. I like to explore lots of different ideas to create varied and personal pieces of jewellery.