Printmaker, ceramicist, sculptor/metalworker, jewellery and textile designer & Co-owner of Artvark Gallery
Theresa Jo is a South African artist, born in Middelburg and grew up in Pretoria, she graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a BA Fine Arts Degree majoring in jewellery design. During her studies, she received an Intergold merit award for design and learned the basics and love for etching under South African artist Lyn Smuts.
Theresa Jo exhibited in a number of solo exhibitions through the South African Association of Arts (SAAA) placing focus on her unique metal jewellery pieces accompanied by drawings and prints. It was one of these solo exhibitions that granted her access to part take in the 1985-86 residency programme at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Theresa Jo being the first jeweler from South Africa to receive an invitation to participate in this prestigious international arts programme. She has exhibited in Portugal at the Duore International Print fair, Woordfees and at a number of other galleries throughout South Africa.