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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 was delighted to be asked to donate one of my glass 'Bee Bowls' for a charity auction being held at the 'Bee Garden Party', an exciting event hosted by BBC Radio 4's Martha Kearney and staged by Royal Permission of Her Majesty The Queen.
Held in aid of Bees for Development, an amazing charity which helps people in the developing world create a sustainable living from beekeeping, the garden party will take place on Wed 1st July in one of Her Majesty's most beautiful and private palace gardens at Marlborough House on The Mall. With help from Kew Gardens, the venue will provide a stunning, bee-friendly location, featuring an observation hive and beekeeping demonstrations, with guests joined by VIPs, including a specially-appointed Royal Patron and HE Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary General. Music will be provided by the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Commonwealth Steel Band and guests can enjoy honeyed canapes and drinks, as well as bidding for bee-themed lots at the auction hosted by BBC Breakfast's Bill Turnbull.
I'm very proud to be supporting this worthwhile charity. Tickets for the event cost £75 and are available on a strictly limited basis from https://www.beegardenparty.org/
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