Born in Tasmania in 1953 and now living and working in Bathurst, Central Western NSW. Practising potter and calligrapher for the past 38 and 21 years respectively.
Inextricably linked to the historical account of writing, inscription on clay boasts a lineage which reaches back to the very inception of writing. Central to the aims and objectives of her work is the integrated use of clay and hand rendered letterforms.
As a calligrapher Marjo is interested in the particular aspects and qualities which govern calligraphy and sets calligraphic writing apart from other forms of visual test.
As a potter Marjo is interested in using clay as the medium for writing, rather than more traditional and familiar surfaces such as paper. This in itself is quite a challenge as clay bodies vary enormously, and differing textures and qualities have a significant impact on both choice and implementation of scripts.
2004 Master of Arts (Visual and Performing Arts) CSU Wagga Wagga
1999 VET Initial Teaching and Learning Bathurst College of TAFE
1990-91 Certificate of Calligraphy Grenfell College of TAFE
1988-89 Certificate of Studio Ceramics Parks College of TAFE
1979-81 Australian Flying Arts School Kelvin Grove College, Brisbane
1973-76 Ceramics Certificate Young College of TAFE
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009 Grenfell Art Gallery, Grenfell
2007 ClayGraphia, Cowra Regional Gallery, Cora
2004 ClayGraphia, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Bathurst
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 After the Fire, Jayes Gallery Molong NSW
2010 Scratch the Surface, Fox's Furniture and Woodwork Gallery, Bathurst NSW
2009 Sculpture in the Garden, Orange Highland Gardens, Nashdale NSW
2008 Synchronous, Japanese Cultural Centre, Cowra NSW
2008 Beneath the Surface, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong NSW
2006 Origins, Bathurst Regional gallery, Bathurst NSW
2005 Earthly Encounters, Orange Regional Gallery travelling exhibition
2004 Tablescape, Leftbank gallery, Canowindra NSW