Enamelling With Jessica Turrell at St Albans school of Jewellery
"Jessica trained in jewellery and enamel at Central School of Art, London. After graduation she established a studio in Bristol, England, and now divides her time between studio practice and teaching. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Building on her training in traditional enamelling techniques Jessica has developed a more unconventional approach to enamel which is underpinned by ongoing research into mark making techniques. This approach, combined with investigations into printmaking techniques for enamel, formed the focus of her postgraduate study at UWE, Bristol, UK. In 2010 Jessica completed a three year AHRC funded Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts based at the University of the West of England. The focus of the fellowship, entitled Innovation in Vitreous Enamel Surfaces in Jewellery, was the place of enamel within contemporary jewellery practice.
Jessica has over 30 years of teaching experience, including regular teaching at West Dean College, Central St Martins, Edinburgh College of Art, and Bristol School of Art. Jessica won Silver awards for her enamel work at the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Awards in 2018 and again in 2019."
“I’ve been studying with Martin and Tracy for a few months. Jewellery is a hobby, for me. It brings together a perfect mix of creativity and technical manual skills. The St Albans School of Jewellery is a wonderful environment to learn and practice this art form in their fully equipped jewellery studio and using the wide range of available tools under the expert guidance of Martin and Tracy.”