Jo Cope has been working at the intersection of fine art, fashion and craft for more than a decade. She has produced objects that range from manufactured fashion accessories to conceptual garments. Cope’s work transcends traditional boundaries, they are hybrid installations that are perhaps only possible in a gallery while suggesting alternative futures for fashion design.
One of her commissions for Silverstone for ‘Formula Fashion’ was a transforming garment in leather, carbon fibre and Kevlar, showcased at the British Grand Prix 2011 and toured as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Cope has created accessory and design products for concept boutiques, design stores and art galleries including B Store London and V & A museum.
A past exhibitor at many major design shows: ‘To Have and To Hold’ hooks range were recognised for their forward thinking functions and aesthetics in the Grand Designs Samsung ‘House of the Future’
Jo Cope is a visiting lecturer at Nottingham Trent and De Montfort University Leicester and creates conceptual workshop days for both galleries and schools relating to her most recent works.