Cornish Blue - Jo Atherton (2014)

Cornish Blue – Jo Atherton (2014)

Scouring the British coastline for flotsam, Jo Atherton collects fishing line, netting and other unexpected items for her colourful tapestries. These orphaned objects, curated by the waves, are transformed into exciting, vibrant weavings, to be pondered and read anew. Jo has a keen interest in working with found objects and is fascinated by cultural memory. By collecting ordinary and extraordinary objects from the tideline, her vibrant tapestries become a means of telling stories of our time.


  1. I absolutely love the colurs in these jo. They remind my of those bowerbird nests that males buil to attract a mate!

  2. Hello Jo,

    As a life long “Beach Womble” seeing your work has inspired me to produce a piece of my own.

    I was lucky enough to meet Nick Darke a couple of times on cornish beaches, a very interesting and nice guy, a sad loss.

    Loved the Falmouth exhibition, good luck for the future.

    Best. Jules

    1. Hello Jules and thanks for your nice message. It’s always great to meet another ‘beach womble’! I’m really glad that you enjoyed my exhibition in Falmouth and that you will be having a go at weaving yourself. What a wonderful memory to have met Nick Darke on the beach. I would have enjoyed chatting with him, I’m sure.

      Happy beachcombing!


  3. What beautiful colour’s and what inspiration, I will be doing some weaving with my granddaughter when she comes to stay again and looking for materials on the beach which she loves. She is just 7 and we do art together as much as we can when she comes to stay.

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