JoJo Wood

2015 QEST Ernest Cook Trust Scholarship - Clogmaking
West Midlands

Jojo is a woodworker based in the UK, making wooden spoons and clogs, and she is also the founder of Pathcarvers, a social enterprise based in Birmingham. A second generation woodworker, Jojo was raised surrounded by craft and is utilising her wide experience working British hardwoods to create beautiful and functional long lasting objects. Her QEST scholarship has enabled her to work alongside Jeremy Atkinson, the country’s last traditional clogmaker, to learn the art of hand cutting bespoke wooden soled footwear. In this intensive one on one training JoJo is learning every aspect of this valuable craft, equipping her with all the skills required to set up in business as a full time clogmaker.


JoJo hopes to establish herself as the country’s leading provider of luxury bespoke handmade clogs. She wants to continue to develop her skills and begin to experiment with contemporary forms, coming up with a range of unusual and fashionable footwear that mixes the perfect blend of traditional technique and modern style.