Jo Wood's bead and fiber landscapes celebrate her connection to Nature. They serve as portals to the peace and beauty of Place. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is in the collections of Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN and the Mayo Clinics, Rochester MN. Her work has been published in Lark Books, NY 500 Beaded Objects (2004), and Beadwork Magazine, Interweave Press "Stitching a Sense of Place In Beads".

Wood was born in Berwyn, IL in 1952. In 1970 she moved to DeKalb, IL to attend Northern Illinois University and study weaving and studio arts. The North Shore of Minnesota has been her home for more than 20 years. Much of that time she lived in a rustic log cabin where she hauled water, heated with wood, and created her intimate scale landscapes with beads.

For several years Jo lived in Duluth, MN as a Northern Communities Land Trust home owner. In 2014 Jo Wood returned to the North Shore of Lake Superior, near Grand Marais where she maintains her home/studio and garden.

I am currently accepting commissions and offering workshops and presentations.

Please contact me for more information.

In my garden...


7 ½"x 9 ¼"