An Unlikely Collaboration

Vidya and Jo met by chance, two artists from different disciplines, different cultures, and different career paths, yet something clicked. It’s the way we complement, inspire, support and energise each other as artists, and the things we share that make it work. 


We both have:


  • an appreciation of the beauty of natural materials
  • our shared belief in the concept of Ubuntu, the South African word often translated as “human kindness”, but which is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity" The same word in Hindi translates as “progress of all”.
  • the idea that everyday items should enable you to
  • make the everyday special
  • express who you are
  • engage your senses

This connection shows in our work where we

  • draw on the traditions of world cultures for inspiration
  • use the constraints of our respective art forms to challenge each other
  • and aim to produce hand crafted, tactile, quality products which have utility 


We hope this artistic adventure and the creations from it bring you joy


Vidya and Jo

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