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North Herts College welcomes Jo Atherton as artist in residence

Written by Jo Atherton

On October 12, 2012

Jo Atherton's wood fired potteryFarmhouse Fellow Jo Atherton has been invited to work as an Artist in Residence at North Hertfordshire College in Hitchin as part of the Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) scheme.

The AA2A project provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across the country. Jo will become one of 132 artists in England invited to undertake a period of research or realise a project, using workshops and supporting facilities.

Jo is a ceramic artist who has been a Fellow of Digswell Arts Trust for two years. She delights in incorporating her immediate surroundings into pottery; by digging and working local clay, imprinting pots with plants that grow outside the studio and by involving a variety of natural materials in the firing process. Through the use of wild materials and forms in her work, her pottery is grounded in a distinct season and place, giving a strong connection to the English countryside

Keep an eye on her blog to follow her residency in Hitchin over the coming months and learn more about her AA2A project.

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