Beyond Truro College – Jode Pankhurst

Next in our series of past students is ceramics maestro Jode Pankhurst.

I currently live and work in Leith, Edinburgh. I make playful, bold and illustrative ceramic pieces that are either wearable or used in the home. During my time at Truro college I studied the A Level in Illustration & Graphics which was taught at the time by Jo Higgins and Natalie Hayes. It gave me a very focussed and specialised direction quite early on and ultimately influenced my decision to study at higher level afterwards. The tutors were immensely encouraging of my work, whether it 3D or 2D. I really valued this as it gave me the confidence and time to be experimental at an early stage, something you’re not always afforded later on in your studies. I went on to do the Art & Design Foundation course at Falmouth before moving to Edinburgh to complete an Illustration degree at Edinburgh College of Art. I now work from a shared studio space on a range of ceramic products that I sell from an online shop and across a series of UK stockists.”