Jo Burton

Guest Artists, Sculpture
Jo Burton: Woodcarver and Sculptor

Jo currently lives and works in Heswall, Wirral.

Jo trained in woodcarving with John White over ten years ago and sculpts primarily in wood. She has a love of the natural warmth and beauty of wood and has a passion for bringing out its character. She developed her skills as a woodcarver, but now works on contemporary three dimensional, relief sculptures and wall art, and has developed a range of handcrafted necklace pendants. She gains inspiration from the Maori carving traditions of New Zealand and from the traditions of British sculpting and woodcarving.

All sculptural works are hand carved using traditional techniques out of a range of woods such as yew, lime, beech and hawthorn. Necklace pendants are handcrafted out of woods such as Thuya Burr and Osage. Wood may be stained in natural colours and is finished with oil such as Tung oil or Danish oil or waxed to enhance the grain and protect the wood. Sometimes wood is combined with stone to create contrast and enhance the beauty of the wood.

Jo can be contacted with regards to her work or commissions via email – and further information about her work can be found on her website –