Jo Ball is an artist and gardener based in Bristol. Her practice includes studio-based activity creating objects, drawings, screen prints & books, plus a participatory approach involving people, plants & places.
Making and materials are central to her work. Her practice is led by a deep curiosity for the outside world and a fascination for the workings of the human brain. Horticulture often feeds into her practice through the use of natural objects or by using growing as a way to connect people.
Recent projects include “Patches of Blue Sky”, commissioned by OSR Projects in 2016 where she responded to a recently restored twineworks by inviting people to grow flax from seed. Throughout 2020-2021 she is Associate Artist at Grizedale Arts in the Lake District, working with the local community as part of their Valley Project, to create a collection of recipes and personal memories around food.