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					New sletter No. 6: April 2009
Juo Ltd Studio Unit 4 National Glass Centre Liberty Way Sunderland SR6 0GL Tel: Jo: 07866 086 898/ Jess: 07950 627 264 Studio: 0191 515 5509 Registered in England & Wales No. 05880597

Our Spring News
Welcome to our sixth Juo newsletter. Spring has sprung, we’re finally seeing some sunshine and what better time to catch up with our latest news and events for the coming months. We have been busy as usual setting up some new exhibitions and working on exciting commissions so we hope you enjoy reading about our latest glass activities!

Keep in Touch

Please keep in touch and let us know what you think of our newsletter, wishing you all a Happy Easter and Spring break Jessamy & Joanne are sending work out from Jess & Jo!

Artomatic, Washington DC

Special thanks to the continued support we receive from all of our business mentors and colleagues, especially Angela Forsyth who is leaving her post at the University, we will miss her advice and support. Best wishes from Jess & Jo!

to Artomatic, a major art event in America. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Artomatic will be bringing its trademark oneof-a-kind multimedia arts event to the Capitol Riverfront neighbourhood.

Above: Coast Triptych 60 x 15cm each

Held regularly since 1999, Artomatic transforms an unfinished indoor space into an exciting and diverse arts event that is free and open to the public. In addition to displays by hundreds of artists, the event features free films, educational presentations and children’s activities, as well as musical, dance, poetry, theatre and other performances. This fantastic opportunity to show internationally is linked to the friendship agreement fostered between the City of Sunderland Council and Washington DC. The show opens on the 29th May at 12.00pm and will run until the 5th of July. Joanne will be flying out for the first 10 days to set up the show and meet new clients.

Above: Detail, Aqua Turquoise 70 x 70cm RRP £580

Above: Horizon London Skyline 70 x 70 cm £420 RRP

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Events and Exhibitions
Cohesion are delighted to announce that following a highly successful exhibition during November 2009, Cohesion and The Art Works Galleries have formed a new partnership in establishing a permanent exhibition space for Cohesion Glassmakers. Juo has a range of panels on display with Joanne and Jessamy exhibiting items from their new ranges, alongside other Cohesion glassmakers.

Listings: Dates for you diaries… Cool Glass / Hot Brits: Talented newcomers to the UK contemporary glass scene Jessamy has some new work going to SOFA New York (April 16th -19th) where Zest Gallery will be presenting work by 34 talented British glass artists. This year they are showcasing newcomers to the UK glass scene on Friday the 17th April. (Booth 407). Cohesion at Pyramid Gallery, York

Cohesion at The Artworks Galleries

Above: Coast-Glacial Turquoise (detail)

(Above: Horizon (London) Blue 60 x 30cm RRP£245

The Art Works Galleries’ ‘F1rst Thursday’ evening, a regular monthly event has established itself the North East Arts scene as a ‘must do’, when all the exhibitions in the gallery are previewed. The next F1rst Thursday is May 5th from 6.30-10.00 pm. Cityscape

From the 7th March to 4th May 2009. This is Cohesion Glass Network' 2nd exciting s collaboration with the prestigious Pyramid Gallery in York and builds on their successful first exhibition in 2007. Joanne and Jessamy will be exhibiting alongside other Cohesion glassmakers. www.cohesionglassnetwork. org ‘Melody’ Shoreditch Gallery, London

Our existing accounts are currently stocking some of the new 2009 ranges. – Pyramid Gallery in Chester – Skopos Interiors in Batley West Yorks – Westgate gallery in North Berwick – Treeby & Bolton in Keswick – CS Bedford in Ruislip, Surrey – Union Interiors in Grantham – National Glass Centre in Sunderland – Teign Valley Glass Gallery in Plymouth – The Artworks Galleries in Newcastle – Artifex Contemporary Arts in the West Midlands For further details on our stockists please contact us directly.

Jess will be helping to judge this year’s Blueprint Student Business Planning competition at the University of Sunderland.

Blueprint Awards Rennie Hamilton Gallery
Juo also have some new art glass panels on show at the Rennie Hamilton Gallery in Barnard Castle, alongside a beautiful collection of glass dresses and corsets by artist Diana Dias-Leão. The Rennie Hamilton Gallery, 26 Newgate, Barnard Castle Tel: 01833 630 333 Coast-Glacial (right) 70x 70cm £580

As previous recipients of the Blueprint award it is great to be able to give something back and to hear all about the (Above: Tranquil, Blown Glass new student businesses that are being developed. RRP £320 Jessamy Kelly)

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Jessamy is exhibiting at the SDC Gallery in Shoreditch, London. Their current exhibition “Melody” features an ever evolving multi-discipline collection of work, including work by glass artists Christine Keers, Jessamy Kelly, Brodie Nairn, Tolly Nason & Marie Retpen. The show will run from the 12th of March until 9th of May. Omega Commission

The official Juo website is being redesigned and updated (right): check out our forthcoming spring-summer 2009 catalogue and newsletter. Have a look for yourself at www. Juo have also recently joined the new Seed online gallery have a look at some of our ranges which are for sale at


Recent Commissions
BUPA Great North Run Hall of Fame Awards:

(Above: Presentation pieces by Joanne Mitchell for Omega PLC)

Joanne recently completed a commission to produce presentation pieces for Prue Leith OBE (currently seen judging on BBC’s Great British Menu programme) and Kevin McDonald OBE along with corporate gifts for Omega International Group PLC. British Craft Trade Fair Jo had a successful show at British Craft Trade Fair where she received some good orders and made connections with new galleries. Arts Council Showcase Jo’s work will be on show at the Arts Council North East Offices in Newcastle from 8th May—4th June 09. Central Square, Forth Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PJ Future Plans Thinking ahead we are getting ready for lots of upcoming shows and art fairs for which we are designing some new one-off pieces, watch this space for updates!

Joanne and Jessamy recently completed a set of specially commissioned bespoke awards for the Great North Run Hall of Fame Charity Dinner, which took place on Tuesday 7th April 2009 at The Newcastle Gateshead Hilton Hotel. Juo have produced the prestigious trophies annually since the awards began in 2007. This year’s recipients included Sir Jimmy Savile and Sonia O’Sullivan. They are also working on some new designs for the UKTI North East Exporters Awards.

Blast! 09: Cohesion at Zest Gallery, London
Cohesion are holding their annual selling exhibition of work by glass artists at the Zest Gallery in London, the show will run from the 30th of April to the 30th of May. This exciting collaboration aims to showcase some of the best British contemporary glass artists. Juo will be showcasing their new works alongside other Cohesion glass artists. Zest Gallery is internationally recognised as London' destinas tion for contemporary glass. Founded in 2003 by Adam Aaronson, Zest brings outstanding British and international glass to a wider audience through an exciting exhibition programme. The gallery showcases the work of emerging talent alongside established artists who are the best in their field.

Above: Coast (North Berwick) 60 x 60cm £515 RRP

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