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Jo Pudelko

Jo Pudelko
Craft Central
Riverview Building
High Street
Dunblane FK15 0EE
I am a material led designer/maker and a compulsive collector of ‘stuff’. My work consists of mixed media jewellery and small scale sculptural objects with the occasional accompanying screen print. I make work for exhibition and sale from my home studio in Scotland.

I frequently work with found objects and much of my work stems from a personal interest in the amount of waste generated by modern society, particularly how we fail to take advantage of the resources and inspiration offered by everyday objects. I am fascinated by the way we interact with consumer goods, many of them very deliberately designed to be used a few times and then thrown away.

I am often chastised by friends, family and coworkers for picking things up from the ground however my magpie instincts have allowed me to amass a palette of raw material waiting to be transformed into something unlikely and new.

By taking items destined for the landfill and combining them with materials such as resin and precious metals I want my pieces to provoke a discussion about what we consider to be disposable and what is precious to us. The aesthetic of my work evokes a subtle sense of familiarity or an ‘echo’ that is derived from the objects I have collected and then carefully selected to include. The resulting pieces are unique and thought provoking as they seek to combine seemingly contradictory qualities; they are past and present, junk and treasure all at the same time.

2015 Selected, Dovecot, (NOV/DEC), Edinburgh, UK
2015 Craft Scotland Summer Show (AUG), Edinburgh, UK
2015 And Collective, Bridge of Allan, UK
2015 Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK
2014 Visual Arts Scotland Members Show, Peebles,UK
2013 SOFA, Chicago, USA
2012 Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK
2011 Leith School of Art Small Works Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK
2010 Craft at Coburg, Coburg Studios, Edinburgh, UK
2010 Made, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
2010 Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK
2009 Object Fetish, online gallery,
2009 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, UK
2008 Christmas Exhibition, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, UK
2008 Summer Showcase, Owl & Lion, Edinburgh, UK
2008 New Faces, Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2007 Dazzle, London, UK
2007 Fresh and New Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK
2007 International Graduates Exhibition, Galerie Marzee, Netherlands
2006 Rise and Shine: New Jewellery, Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, UK
2006 10 Year Celebrations, Kath Libbert Gallery, Saltaire, UK
2006 BraveArt 06, Atlantis Gallery, London, UK