London – Constructing jewellery from small building block elements, Jo Hayes Ward creates intricate sculptural pieces with an architectural aesthetic. Her award winning designs include simple forms that, on close inspection, dissolve into a filigree of shimmering cubes, striking interlocking gold and diamond rings, bold three-dimensional brooches and a bespoke collection embracing the setting of unusually cut stones. Jo recently launched the exciting new Hex collection which examines complex textured and patterned surfaces created with a new elemental unit.
Crafting her designs in a digital environment, Jo employs rapid prototyping technology alongside traditional jewellery techniques in the production of her work. An important aspect of her designs and research is to harness machine marks and exploit them as an aesthetic. This, alongside a tactic knowledge of materials and long-established jewellery skills, has enabled Jo to develop unique signature as a maker of classic, modern pieces which come alive when worn.