Jo Duffhues, Ceramicist, Artist, Teacher, Abstract Painter

Ladysmith Ceramist, Josee Duffhues
Jo (Josée) Duffhues-The Jo in JoVic Pottery

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Creating is vital to me. It brings joy, excitement, peace and energy. I suspect it’s an inner exploration that has grown from being a child who was frequently moved: an outsider who needed her personal insider to be a companion. In Australia, when I was about 7 years old, I discovered I could wet the orange clay around our home, shape it, let it dry in the tropical heat and feel happiness. While I’m drawing, painting, doing calligraphy, sculpting, building, writing, working in theatre arts, or painting, I’m at ease spiritually. A richly varied education in Fine Art and English, experience as a potter, and loads of travel and life in three countries, provide me with abundant inspiration. Art is my never-ending exploration of being human. I’m fascinated by texture, light and the use of multi-media approaches to bringing out the color and vibrancy of my work._dsc8449

Vic continues to make beautiful stoneware pottery, but these days I’m drawn to paint. Clay will continue to matter to me, and I’ll find time to sculpt or hand-build one-of-a-kind works of art, but I think, at least for now, my spirit soars highest when I’m painting. And I’m proud to have made the jury selection to become an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Active Member Canadian Federation of Artists
Active Member Canadian Federation of Artists