Meet The Maker – Jo Clarke

Jo Clarke - Maker of Gorgeous Accessories for you and your home

Jo Clarke - Maker of Gorgeous Accessories for you and your home

Jo is based in a quaint little village near Wetherby in West Yorkshire and it is here that she designs and makes her products.

Lollipop brooches with a hint of Swarovski sparkle  and ribbon detail.

Lollipop brooches with a hint of Swarovski sparkle and ribbon detail

Jo completed a BA Hons in Textile Design at Bradford College gaining a 2:1 and specialising in knitwear and embroidery.  She was lucky enough to be able to display a selection of her textile and embroidery work at New Designers in Islington, London.  Her work was selected by Drapers to be exhibited in one of their collections. This collection was also spotted by The Society of Designer Craftsman where Jo  joined their annual exhibition in The Mall Galleries in London.

Ornamental hand made cake with rose detail and a hint of Swarovski sparkle

Ornamental hand made cake with rose detail and a hint of Swarovski sparkle - this makes a fab paperweight

Jo wanted to pursue her love for accessories and gifts so she set off for Nottingham Trent University to complete a Master’s Degree in Fashion knitwear. It was here she learned to combine different materials and techniques and became fascinated by resin and silicone moulding. Jo very quickly learned how to cast her own moulds and create wearable accessories.

Looks good enough to eat! 100% fat free, suitable for vegans, vegetarians and the fashion conscious! Hand made brooch with swarovski crystal detail

Looks good enough to eat! 100% fat free, suitable for vegans, vegetarians and the fashion conscious! Hand made brooch with swarovski crystal detail

Jo’s current collections are inspired by sweet treats, creamy chocolates and tasty desserts. She adores the bright and contrasting colours of sweeties next to the creamy subtle shades of handmade chocolate. 

Looks good enough to eat! 100% fat free, suitable for vegans, vegetarians and the fashion conscious! Hand made brooch.

Looks good enough to eat! 100% fat free, suitable for vegans, vegetarians and the fashion conscious! Hand made brooch

Jo wanted to create an everlasting pretty collection of gifts and accessories; similar to those in a French patisserie.  A collection called Le Faux Patisserie was born.

Hand made faux cupcake - make fantastic wedding place settings or favours

Hand made faux cupcake - make fantastic wedding place settings or favours

A collection of cupcakes and chocolates that can be enjoyed by everyone… but without the calories. Every item Jo makes is entirely made by her, by hand, from the original mould to the polishing of the final piece. 

Handmade faux cupcake

Handmade faux cupcake - make fantastic wedding place settings or favours and can be colour co-ordinated to your scheme

Hand made faux cupcake - make fantastic wedding place settings or favours

Hand made faux cupcake - make fantastic wedding place settings or favours

Jo has a lot of fun making these treats and hopes that you enjoy them too. A full range is on display in Heart Gallery now and we are taking bespoke orders for weddings and parties.

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