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Jo Barker

Tapestry weaver

Edinburgh, Midlothian


Tapestry artist


£500 — £25000


Jo Barker designs and weaves tapestries based upon a long-term interest in colour. She makes work for exhibitions and to commission, both public and private.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in numerous collections including the V&A Museum and the House of Lords.

With interests in drawing and painting, the designs employ a range of marks, shapes and patterns, the aim being to create tapestries that are luminous, sensual and atmospheric.


A Considered Place

21 Apr 2019
An exhibition of considered work in a considered place. Tapestries by Jo Barker, Sara Brennan, Susan Mowatt; Glass & Ceramic work by Andrea Walsh; Paint, ceramic & cloth work by Jane Bustin. Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. April-November 2019

The Practical Creative Podcast

23 Apr 2018
I am really pleased to be included in this series of podcasts put together by Jeremiah Krage. He has interviewed 8 makers and artists asking questions about how and why we do what we do. https://thepracticalcreative.life/ or https://bit.ly/2K2oi90

Available for commissions


This maker has tagged themselves with


PROJECT 1 — Inky Series

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

PROJECT 2 — Glow Series

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

EXHIBITION — A Considered Place

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles