Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Jessica Turrell

Interior Photographer UK Bristol and South West

Field series group 13 brooches. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver. 2013. Photograph by Mark Ashbee.

 

The miniaturized format of the jewellery form allows me to explore my ideas on an intimate scale. I seek to create evocative objects that might stir an emotional connection and thus give pleasure; not the obvious pleasures associated with the wearing of traditional jewellery but a pleasure more akin to the private enjoyment of finding an interesting stone on a walk and treasuring it as a small, unexpected prize.

As I make I enter into a dialogue with my materials, trying to discover and explore their unique characteristics. My skill with enamel does not constrain me but serves to liberate; my knowledge of the materials gives me a fluency that allows me the freedom to investigate ideas through the combination of metal and enamel and to achieve the ambiguous and expressive material qualities I seek. I strive to attain a tactile delicacy and a weightiness that positively encourages touch. It is important to me that the pieces I create should reward the wearers close attention with an intricate and detailed surface.

The ‘Field’ series group is an composition made up of thirteen separate brooches, made sequentially, each in direct response to the last as a way to explore the subtle and delicate variations and subversions that occur through the action of hand drawing each of the hundreds of repeated marks that cover the surface, utilizing the enamel in an ambiguous way that lends the surface the quality of a tactile drawing on paper. 

 

Interior Photographer UK Bristol and South West

Field series brooch. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver. 2013. Photograph by Mark Ashbee.

 

Interior Photographer UK Bristol and South West

Field series brooch. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver. 2013. Photograph by Mark Ashbee.

 

Jessica Turrell image 8 - 72dpi

Field series necklace. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver. 2013. Photograph by Jessica Turrell.

 

Jessica Turrell image 2 - 72 dpi

Field series brooch. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver. 2013. Photograph by James Champion.

 

Jessica Turrell image 7 - 72dpi

Hollow form series brooch. Vitreous enamel on electroformed and etched copper, oxidized silver. 2012. Photograph by James Champion.

 

Jessica Turrell image 1 - 72 dpi

Hollow form series brooch. Vitreous enamel on electroformed and etched copper, oxidized silver. 2012. Photograph by James Champion.

 

Jessica Turrell image 9 - 72pdi

Hollow form series necklace. Vitreous enamel on electroformed and etched copper, oxidized silver. 2013. Photograph by Jessica Turrell.

 

Jessica Turrell image 10 - 72pdi

Rash of red hollow form brooches.Vitreous enamel on electroformed copper, oxidized silver. 2013. Jessica Turrell.

 
 
I have admired Jessica Turrell‘s work since I found it on the internet and published the first post in 2009.   Her unconventional treatment of enamel techniques intrigued  me as well the calligraphic signs and textures on the surfaces. Two years later I saw her jewels for the first time at Studio Fusion Gallery in London. I recommend you visit her website, her Fan Page on Facebook, and her Klimt02 page.

Older posts about this artist.

 

Admiro el treball de la Jessica Turrell des que el vaig trobar a internet i en vaig publicar el primer post al 2009. El tractament poc convencional de l’esmalt em va intrigar així com els signes cal·ligrafics i les textures de les seves superfícies. Dos anys més tard vaig poder veure per primer cop les seves joies a Studio Fusion Gallery a Londres. Us recomano que visiteu el seu web, la seva Fan Page al Facebook i la seva pàgina al Klimt02.

Posts anteriors d’aquesta artista.

 


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