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Jessica Turrell

Jessica trained in jewellery and enamel at Central School of Art, London. After graduation, she established a studio in Bristol, England, and she now divides her time between studio work and teaching.  

Jessica’s practice is characterized by a career-long engagement with vitreous enamel. Over the last 20 years, she has moved away from more conventional techniques and now has a stripped-back approach that both subverts the typical material characteristics of enamel whilst exploiting its unique qualities with a particular focus on the tactile. In 2007 Jessica undertook a postgraduate course where she was able to extend her ongoing research into mark-making through a variety of printmaking processes. After graduation, Jessica was awarded a prestigious research fellowship during which she investigated the place of enamel in contemporary jewellery practice. Jessica has exhibited her work internationally and has won a number of awards for her enamel work including three recent Silver awards at the prestigious Goldsmiths Craft and Design Awards. In addition to making both one-off and limited edition jewellery collections, Jessica is an experienced teacher, lecturer, researcher, and curator, working to promote contemporary and innovative enamel jewellery to a wider audience.

Upcoming Workshops

Altered Surfaces and Sensitive Sifting

This workshop will explore techniques for creating a tactile patterned surface through the interaction of relief techniques with fine layers of applied enamel. During the…

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