Mo has an international reputation as a sculptor, with her work in the USA, Venezuela, Japan and several European countries, including Hungary where she received a first class medal for stone carving.
Her approach to carving stone or wood is to release what is trapped beneath the surface: ‘I work to allow the forms (usually bizarre heads) to emerge from the source material. I only remove what I feel to be absolutely essential to enable others to see what is there, without losing too much of the natural element.
I then place them in the garden to age and acquire a natural patination from the surrounding greenery.
I enjoy the challenge of portrait heads and I am passionate teaching others to carve stone. I teach in adult education and run stone carving workshops in schools. My students ages range from 4 to 90.
Since I started teaching in schools in 1995 I have taught more than 20,000 children to carve stone.’