About the Artist

a pale skinned human with short hair and glasses, wearing a black t shirt, standing by a wooden door

My name is Jo Hards. I am a self representing artist, currently based in South Wales. I am best known for Gothic style, button eyed, cloth art dolls. However, I have also worked in other mediums, such as ink, air drying clay and acrylics.

The characters I create have been described by many as ‘creepy cute’ for their dark, yet innocent anthropomorphic charm.

Ethics have always played an important role in my art. As an ethical vegan, I do not use any materials or tools of animal origin.