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Jessica Turrell

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Published: 27.08.2018
Jessica Turrell. Brooch: In Dialogue, 2017. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.. Photo by: Jo Hounsome. From series: In Dialogue. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: In Dialogue, 2017
Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.
Photo by: Jo Hounsome
From series: In Dialogue
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: In Dialogue, 2017. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.. Photo by: Jo Hounsome. From series: In Dialogue. Group view. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: In Dialogue, 2017
Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.
Photo by: Jo Hounsome
From series: In Dialogue

Group view

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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: In Dialogue, 2017. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.. Photo by: Jo Hounsome. From series: In Dialogue. 10 brooches. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: In Dialogue, 2017
Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.
Photo by: Jo Hounsome
From series: In Dialogue

10 brooches

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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: In Dialogue, 2017. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.. Photo by: Jo Hounsome. From series: In Dialogue. Detail view. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: In Dialogue, 2017
Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.
Photo by: Jo Hounsome
From series: In Dialogue

Detail view

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Jessica Turrell. Necklace: Balance No.3, 2017. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.. Photo by: Jo Hounsome. From series: Balance. Jessica Turrell
Necklace: Balance No.3, 2017
Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.
Photo by: Jo Hounsome
From series: Balance
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: City No.1, 2017. Vitreous enamel on silver, oxidized silver.. Photo by: Jo Hounsome. From series: City. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: City No.1, 2017
Vitreous enamel on silver, oxidized silver.
Photo by: Jo Hounsome
From series: City
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: City No.2, 2017. Vitreous enamel on silver, oxidized silver.. Photo by: Jo Hounsome. From series: City. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: City No.2, 2017
Vitreous enamel on silver, oxidized silver.
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From series: City
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Jessica Turrell. Necklace: Rash of Red, 2015. Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver.. Photo by: Jessica Turrell. From series: Hollow form. Jessica Turrell
Necklace: Rash of Red, 2015
Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver.
Photo by: Jessica Turrell
From series: Hollow form
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Jessica Turrell. Necklace: Balance No.2, 2015. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.. From series: Balance. Jessica Turrell
Necklace: Balance No.2, 2015
Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.
From series: Balance
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Field Arrangement, 2015 - ongoing. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.. Photo by: Jessica Turrell. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Field Arrangement, 2015 - ongoing
Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver.
Photo by: Jessica Turrell
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Field Series, 2015. Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver. Photo by: Jessica Turrell. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Field Series, 2015
Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver
Photo by: Jessica Turrell
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Field Series, 2014. Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver. Photo by: James Champion. From series: Field. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Field Series, 2014
Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver
Photo by: James Champion
From series: Field
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Chevron, 2014. Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver. Photo by: Richard Valencia. From series: Field. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Chevron, 2014
Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver
Photo by: Richard Valencia
From series: Field
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Jessica Turrell. Necklace: Field Series, 2013. Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver. Jessica Turrell
Necklace: Field Series, 2013
Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Field Series, 2013. Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Field Series, 2013
Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Field Series, 2013. Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Field Series, 2013
Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Winter Series, 2013. Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Winter Series, 2013
Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidized silver
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Hollow-Form Series, 2012. Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Hollow-Form Series, 2012
Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Hollow-Form Series, 2012. Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Hollow-Form Series, 2012
Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver
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Jessica Turrell. Pendant: Hollow-Form Series, 2012. Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver. Jessica Turrell
Pendant: Hollow-Form Series, 2012
Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver
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Jessica Turrell. Pendant: Hollow-Form Series, 2012. Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver, silk. Jessica Turrell
Pendant: Hollow-Form Series, 2012
Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver, silk
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Jessica Turrell. Pendant: Hollow-Form Series, 2012. Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver. Jessica Turrell
Pendant: Hollow-Form Series, 2012
Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver
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Jessica Turrell. Pendant: Hollow-form series, 2010. Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver. Jessica Turrell
Pendant: Hollow-form series, 2010
Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver
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Jessica Turrell. Pendant: Hollow-form series, 2010. Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver. Jessica Turrell
Pendant: Hollow-form series, 2010
Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Hollow-form series, 2010. Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Hollow-form series, 2010
Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Hollow-form series, 2010. Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Hollow-form series, 2010
Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Script, 2009. Silver, vitreous enamel, copper. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Script, 2009
Silver, vitreous enamel, copper
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Medal series, 2009. Oxidized silver, vitreous enamel, copper. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Medal series, 2009
Oxidized silver, vitreous enamel, copper
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Jessica Turrell. Pendant: Script, 2009. Oxidized silver, vitreous enamel, copper. Jessica Turrell
Pendant: Script, 2009
Oxidized silver, vitreous enamel, copper
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Jessica Turrell. Pendant: Script, 2009. Oxidized silver, vitreous enamel, copper. Jessica Turrell
Pendant: Script, 2009
Oxidized silver, vitreous enamel, copper
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Medal series, 2009. Silver, vitreous enamel, copper. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Medal series, 2009
Silver, vitreous enamel, copper
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: scribble series, 2008. Oxidized silver, vitreous enamel, copper. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: scribble series, 2008
Oxidized silver, vitreous enamel, copper
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: scribble series, 2008. Oxidized silver, vitreous enamel, copper. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: scribble series, 2008
Oxidized silver, vitreous enamel, copper
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: winter series, 2006. Silver, vitreous enamel, copper. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: winter series, 2006
Silver, vitreous enamel, copper
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: winter series, 2004. Silver, vitreous enamel, copper. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: winter series, 2004
Silver, vitreous enamel, copper
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Jessica Turrell. Piece: rememberings (work in progress), 2007. Vitreous enamel on etched copper. Installation. Jessica Turrell
Piece: rememberings (work in progress), 2007
Vitreous enamel on etched copper
Installation
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Intro
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 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.
 

Statement

I work with vitreous enamel to create surfaces produced through repetitive mark-making processes. I test and respond to the subtle nuances that come with the micro-decisions I make as I work. The miniaturized format of the jewellery form allows me to explore my ideas on an intimate scale and my aim is to create jewellery that rewards close attention with an intricate and detailed surface. 
 
Deliberately rejecting enamel’s more conventional characteristics of shine and
colour in favour of a more nuanced and ambiguous surface, I have developed new ways of working with it that give the jewellery a particular tactile delicacy. 
 
My most recent work is an exploration into formal notions of composition, edge, line and negative space. I reference man-made agricultural landscapes, architecture
and cityscapes in small, intimate, wearable objects. I work in series, each group developing out of observations I have made about previous work. This attentive contemplation allows me to stay alert to the unexpected.

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2018:
Award  25 Aug 2018 - 07 Oct 2018  Cominelli Foundation Award 2018.
Exhibition  16 Jun 2018 - 28 Jul 2018  The Miniaturists.
Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
 
Exhibition  08 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018  Pairings.
Baltimore Jewelry Centre, USA
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018  Like a Rolling Stone.
2017:
Meeting  07 Jul 2017 - 09 Jul 2017  20:20 Visions Conference.
2016:
Exhibition  26 Nov 2016 - 24 Dec 2016  White Christmas.
Open call  14 Nov 2016 - 20 Jan 2017  20:20 Visions Conference. Call for Papers.
Lectures  10 Jun 2016 - 10 Jun 2016  Three contemporary Italian Goldsmiths.
2015:
Exhibition  12 Dec 2015 - 28 Feb 2016  Heat Exchange 2 at St. Andrews Museum.
Exhibition  23 Oct 2015 - 17 Jan 2016  European Prize for Applied Arts Exhibition 2015.
Exhibition  12 Sep 2015 - 08 Nov 2015  Heat Exchange 2 at Cardiff.

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Book:  Like a Rolling Stone. Bottomley, Stephen.  Birmingham City University:  Birmingham,  2018
Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Nicolas Estrada.  Promopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
Research Article:  Surface and Substance – A call for the fusion of skill and ideas in contemporary enamel jewellery. Turrell, Jessica.  Intellect:  Bristol,  2010
Source: Craft Research, Volume 1, Number 1, 1 September 2010, pp. 85-100(16)
Magazine:  The Enamel Project – Jessica Turrell. Wilson, Ian.  Art Aurea:  2010
Book:  500 Pendants & Lockets: Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments. Lark Books:  New York,  2008
Book:  500 Enameled Objects: A Celebration of Color on Metal. Le Van, Martha.  Lark Books:  New York,  2008
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