JESSICA TURRELL

 Jessica Turrell is a well-established jeweller who has exhibited widely, both in this country and abroad. Jessica’s work focuses on the use of vitreous enamel using non-traditional techniques she has researched and developed over a number of years. Her one-off works are complimented by a new collection of limited edition pieces.

Artist's Statement


Jessica works from her studio in Bristol.

She says about her work:

“The miniaturized format of the jewellery form allows me to explore my ideas on an intimate scale. I seek to create evocative objects that might stir an emotional connection and thus give pleasure.

 As I make I enter into a dialogue with my materials, seeking to discover their unique characteristics. My skill with enamel does not constrain me but serves to liberate; my knowledge of the materials gives me a fluency that allows me the freedom to explore ideas through the combination of metal and enamel and to achieve the ambiguous and expressive material qualities I seek. I strive to attain a tactile delicacy and a weightiness that positively encourages touch. It is important to me that the pieces I create should reward the wearers close attention with an intricate and detailed surface.”

In addition to making both one-off and limited edition jewellery collections, Jessica is a teacher, lecturer, researcher and curator, working to promote contemporary and innovative enamel jewellery to a wider audience.

Recent exhibitions include Surface and Substance – International Contemporary enamel jewellery, Contemporary Applied Arts, Electrum and Ruthin Craft Centre,Ornament, RUA RED, Dublin and New Traditional Jewellery – True Colours, a touring show with venues in Germany and the Netherlands. Her work can be found at Studio Fusion Gallery and Contemporary Applied Arts, both in London, at Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales, and at the National Centre for Craft and Design.

Further Images

Script series brooch

Script series brooch

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