The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.

Neil Gaiman


I’m Jo Bund, an artist making mixed-media, abstract collages. I currently live near the Thames Estuary on the east coast of Essex, UK, and work in my home studio.

Art and textiles have always been part of my life. I was taught embroidery and sewing as a child and I loved art at school. At college I completed an Art Foundation course; gained a 2:1 degree in Printed Textiles at University of East London; and later gained an MA in Digital Media & Cultural Studies. I have been a Graphic Designer for over 20 years and now have my own design business, Equilibrium Creative, which I run with my husband.

In 2015 I decided to return to my passion for art. I attended a local Creative Journal course and began working in A5 sketchbooks – sometimes concertina, sometimes handmade. After the course, a small group of artists formed a collective in 2017, called SEVEN. Meeting regularly we work on collaborative projects including sketchbooks and altered books. I have exhibited locally, including the Leigh Art Trail, and run creative workshops.

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Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.

Pablo Picasso

Below is a selection of pages from my sketchbooks and altered books.


Please get in touch if you would like to find out more…

email: hello@jobund.co.uk