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Jo Mabbutt

Decorative Artist

About Jo

Jo Mabbutt

Jo trained in wood graining, marbling, gilding and specialist paint finishes and was awarded the City & Guilds Silver Medal for Excellence in 2000. She taught in further education for 8 years on Art & Design Pre-Degree Foundation, Interior Design, National Diploma and OCN short courses. Having up-skilled at Central St Martin's College of Art & Design to develop her own practice, Jo developed the specialist technique of hand gilding antique and vintage lace, crochet and tatting to create a range of contemporary framed pieces, jewellery, fashion and interior accessories, cards and Christmas Decorations initially selling through fairs across the country. She now sells her smaller jewellery online at NuMonday and other larger pieces through galleries and exhibitions.

Jo relishes collaborating with other designers who incorporate her gilded lace into unique fashion clothing and accessories, jewellery and millinery, and she continues to develop new contemporary pieces inspired by costume and historic portraits. View our galleries for examples.

Jo Mabbutt

Her commission work includes gilding and framing clients’ treasured lace and producing framed and decorated pieces for show homes, private interiors and wedding anniversaries. (link to Gallery)

Other projects include gilded lace and crochet floral table centres for two City of London Livery Company functions and decorating St Lawrence Jewry’s Christmas tree with gilded vintage lace and crochet flowers. (link to Gallery)

For examples of all my work please see the Gallery pages.


Thank you again for your gorgeous flower arrangements ….. they really enhanced the late night vibe of the Painters’ Courtroom

A hugely successful event and everyone commented on your stunning work and fascinating demonstrations