Jo Golesworthy was born in Devon in 1962; she studied at Exeter College of Art & Design, Brighton Polytechnic and the Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust.
She has exhibited with; the St Ives Society of Artists; Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton; South West Academy and the National Gallery of Lyme Regis. Her work is in the permanent collection of the RD&E Hospital, Exeter and the University of Exeter. She has commissioned pieces in private collections through out the UK and Europe.
Her unique limestone sculptures are derived from images of pollen as revealed by a Scanning Electron Microscope and from botanic illustration and carvings. She is interested in micro-habitats, particularly where wild plants and human activity mix. The forms are hand-constructed ‘wet’ using direct modelling onto a ceramic core.