Jo Hayes Ward

Jo Hayes Ward

Award winning jewellery featuring a filigree of shimmering cubes.

Biography

Jo's designs are inspired by the concept of the many & the whole. Motivated by architecture, geology, nature and mathematics, she creates intricate, precise structures from small gold building blocks.

A primary focus is harnessing the way that the blocks and their facets reflect the light, as the wearer moves: the cornerstone of its unique, personal aesthetic.

To achieve this, Jo utilises a digital design environment and rapid prototyping (3D printing). Each of her elegant, luxury pieces is then finished by hand, using traditional jewellery techniques.

Another feature are the machine marks left behind by the 3D printing process. Rather than cleaning these off, they are an integral aesthetic of Jo's work. They allow her to explore textured and patterned surfaces, adding an exquisite tonal quality to her work.

A scattering of tiny diamonds sparkle delicately in many pieces, their cuts and colours enhancing the metal structures. While unique precious gems and rosecut diamonds lend a certain type of magic to a range of one-of-a-kind pieces.

The wearability of Jo’s designs is integral: each piece is designed to be worn and adored in equal measure.

Services

Awards

Cockpit Arts Awards

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    Shortlisted for the Couture Innovation Award
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    The Rock Vault Fashion Weeks
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    Thorneycroft Bell/Andrew Twort Design/ Photography Prize
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    Best New Merchandise Award, Goldsmiths' Fair
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    Best New Merchandise Award, Goldsmiths' Fair
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    Crafts Council Development Award
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    Commendation, Craftsmanship and Design Awards
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    Best of British Awards Trophy Commission
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    BDC New Designer of the Year Award
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    Gill Packard Scholarship

jewellery precious

Award winning designs include spherical and oval forms made up of shimmering cubes, striking gold and diamond rings that seamlessly interlock, and bold three-dimensional brooches.

weddings

Jo works to commission from her Deptford studio and can create one off pieces.