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Jessica completed her B.A. degree in Glass & Ceramics in 2006, and M.A. in 2009, through the University of Sunderland at the National Glass Centre. She has found success in a number of competitions, undertaking a variety of exciting commissions for a diverse group of clients. Her ability to adapt and change her style to meet specific briefs, whilst still retaining a distinctive look to her work, is an important factor in her success. Whilst she enjoys the diversity and challenge of meeting a wide range of such commissions, Jessica’s real passion is for designing and making cast and kiln-formed glass.
Strong drawing skills underpin all aspects of Jessica’s work, as can be seen through her designs and her use of transfers applied directly on to glass.
I'm thrilled to have had my 'Beetle Bowl' and 'Fish Bowl' shortlisted for this year's Wildlife Artist of the Year. It's the third time I've been shortlisted for this award by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, but that makes it no less exciting!
An exhibition of shortlisted works will take place at The Mall Galleries, London, from the 2nd of June 2014 (Private View) until the 7th. The artworks are for sale and the event raises money to support the important work of the foundation, with a percentage from each sale going to aid wildlife projects in Africa and Asia.
For further information on the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation or Wildife Artist of the Year, please see my 'Web Links' page.
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