Jo Lathwood has developed a highly experimental sculpture and installation based practice. Driven by a curiosity of how things are fabricated, Lathwood uses a wide variety of materials to educate and reveal forgotten, or sometimes re-appropriated, techniques. Her alchemical practice varies from experiments with making her own bronze to developing a methodology to cast with lava.
Lathwood was born in Bristol, England in 1984. She studied at the University of Brighton where she acquired a First Class Degree in Fine Art Sculpture. She has shown work in galleries around the UK and internationally. She has taken part in various residency programmes and biennials in the USA, Canada, France, Belgium and Austria.
In 2012, she became the co-director of Ore and Ingot an artist-led fine art bronze foundry based in Bristol (www.oreandingot.com).