Jo Tricker: Biography


Finalist - Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2019

Group Exhibitions

2019   Rotorua Musem Art Awards, Rotorua, NZ
2019   Royal Easter Art Show, Auckland, NZ.
2018   Garden and Art Festival, Tauranga, NZ.
2016   Franklin Arts Festival, Pukekohe, NZ.   
2016   'World Inspired', Creative Tauranga Art Gallery, NZ.
2016   'Daily Life', Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award, Hawera, New Zealand.
2016   Royal Easter Art Show, Auckland, NZ.
2015   NZ Glass Society members exhibition, TSB Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ
2014   Hibiscus and Bays Art Awards, Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa, NZ
2014   NZ Glass Society members exhibition, TSB Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ
2014   Lockwood Art Exhibition, Papamoa, NZ.
2014   Royal Easter Art Show, Auckland, NZ.
2013   'A Square Foot,' Tauranga, NZ. 


2019  Elaborate on Casting,  Evelyn Dunstan (NZ), Auckland, NZ
2018  Masterclass: Paper-Thin Pate de verre, Saman Kalantari (Italy/Iran), Whanganui, NZ.         
2017  Masterclass: Thinking in Glass: Working Installations, Silvia Levenson, (Argentina/Italy), Whanganui, NZ.   
2016  Masterclass: Colour and Gravity, Claudia Borella (NZ), Whanganui, NZ.                         
2015   Rubber Mold Making, Di Tocker (NZ), Ohaupo, NZ.                                                           
2014   Masterclass: Tapestry in Glass, Richard M Parrish (USA), Whanganui                             
2014   Glass Engraving, April Surgent (USA), Art Station, Auckland.
2014   Beginners Metal Jewelery, Stephen Rose (NZ), Auckland.                                                       
2013   Masterclass: Spirit of the Place, Richard M Parrish (USA), Whanganui                             
2012   Reduction Glasses: Private lesson, Lisa Jane Harvey (NZ), Auckland 
2011   Masterclass: Photo Resist, Lawrence Morrell (USA), Whanganu
2011   Masterclass: Why Glass?, Gerry King (AUS), Whanganui
2010   Encasing, Stripes and troubleshooting, Private lesson, Lisa Jane Harvey (NZ), Auckland.
2010   Masterclass: Sandblasting and Slumping, Claudia Borella (NZ), Whanganui
2009   Glass Casting for Beginners; Di Tocker (NZ), Hamilton.
2008   Masterclass: Decals, Fusing and Slumping, Jonathan Baskett (AUS), Whanganui
2008  Beginners Beadmaking with Bullseye, Lisa Jane Harvey (NZ), Annie Rose Studio Whangarei
2007  Everything, Advanced Mosaic workshop, Sonia King (USA), Mosaica Studio Pakuranga
2006  Darjit Sculpture Workshop, Brent Sumner (NZ), Clay Art Studio, Tauranga
2005  Light/Reflectivity, Texture, Interstices, Advanced Mosaic Workshop, Sonia King (USA) and Kate Millington (NZ), Grey Lynn                Community Centre, Auckland
2004  Elements of Design, Advanced Mosaic Workshop, Martin Cheek (UK), Clay Art Studio, Taupo
2004  Precious Metal Clay, Otumoetai College, Tauranga
2003  Glass Mosaics, Intermediate Mosaic Workshop, Liz Roris (NZ), Clay Art Studio, Taupo
2003  Beginners pottery, Alec Roy (NZ), Otumoetai College, Tauranga 


2010 Certificate of Graphic Design, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga
2000 English as A Second Language Teaching Certificate, Edenz College, Auckland
1999 Bachelor of Arts - English & Linguistics, Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland
1992 Apprenticeship in Medical Laboratory Technology - Cytology, National Womens Hospital, Auckland
1988 Apprenticeship in Medical Laboratory Technology - Haematology, Medlab Ltd, Auckland


2019 March 2019, Glass Half Full for this Artist, SunLive, 17 March 7.35 am
2018 December/January 2018, Creativity in the Bay of Plenty, Focus Magazine, Issue 6
2017 May 2017, A Growing City so close to Anywhere, Lifestyles in the Bay, p.17,
2015 ISGB, Encore, Glass Bead Evolution, volume 3-Issue 1-2015
2014 Keber.R, (June 2014), Our Place: Where Art and Science Collide, BOP Times Indulge p. 11
2012 Rolls.M, (November 2012), It's Not Just Glass, Creative Beat, p 6 - 7.
2007 Mosaic Art Yearbook


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