Curriculum Vitae

Born
Bristol, England

Education
Central School of Art and Design, London - Jewellery Design BA Hons Degree 1988
University of the West of England, Bristol - MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking 2007

Current Employment
1988-Present own jewellery and enamel studio, Bristol
2014-2015 Visiting Specialist Tutor, Central Saint Martins, London
2012-Present Jewellery Tutor, Bristol School of Art
2009-Present Visiting Lecturer, Edinburgh University, Jewellery and Silversmithing Department
2009-Present Visiting Specialist Tutor, Morley College, London

Previous Employment
2013-2014 Level One Tutor, Drawing and Applied Arts Degree Course, UWE, Bristol
2007-2010 AHRC Research Fellow in Enamel, UWE, Bristol
1988-2007 Jewellery Tutor, Bristol School of Art
2002-2007 Visiting Enamel Lecturer, UWE, Bristol

Professional Activities
2013-2014 Specialist Mentor for the Crafts Council’s Hothouse scheme
2010-2012 Independent curator – Surface and Substance, International Contemporary Enamel Jewellery, venues; CAA, Electrum, Ruthin Craft Centre. Exhibition and catalogue
2006-2007 Editor, in association with publishers A&C Black, Association for Contemporary Jewellery, Directory of Members
2005-2009 Executive Committee Member for the Association for Contemporary Jewellery
2004-2013 Treasurer for ACJ-Bristol
2000-2004 Steering Committee member of Jewellery-Unlimited exhibition, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
2004 Co-editor Jewellery-Unlimited exhibition catalogue
1997-2000 Executive Committee Member and Treasurer, British Society of Enamellers

Stockists
Studio Fusion Gallery, London, UK
Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, USA
Schmuckgalerie tal20, Munich, Germany
amaranto joies, Barcelona, Spain

Awards
2014 Premio Fondazione Cominelli exhibition, Italy – Second Prize winner
2008 Devon Guild of Craftsmen Award – Excellence in Enamel
2007 AHRC Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Art

Public Collections
Crafts Council Permanent Collection
Fondazione Cominelli Permanent Collection

Professional Affiliations
Art Jewellery Forum
Klimt02 International Art Jewellery Forum
Contemporary Applied Arts

Selected Exhibitions
2015
Schmuck 2015, Munich, Germany
2014
JOYA, Contemporary Jewellery Fair, Barcelona, Spain
Émaux At This Moment, Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Montreal, Canada
Premio Fondazione Cominelli exhibition, Italy – Second Prize winner
Fine Lines, Dorothy Wightman Gallery, Carnforth, UK
Farbe Im Spiel, Eva Maisch Schmuck, Würzburg, Germany
Collect 14, Saatchi Gallery London, represented by Galvanize Sheffield
2013
Premio Fondazione Cominelli exhibition, Italy – Special Mention
Play of Form and Colour, New Directions in Enamelled Jewellery The Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
Jessica Turrell and Chrisja Tritschler, Schmuckgalerie tal20, Munich, Germany
Forming Words, Flow Gallery, London, UK
2012
Beneath the Skin, Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands
Drawn to Craft, Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats & Vests, Velvet de Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA, then touring
Enamel – A Renaissance, Galerie Handwerk, Munich
Drawing, Permanence and Place, touring exhibition, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff/ Kulturhaus Kroenbacken, Erfurt, Germany / museum voor vlakglas - enemaillekunst, Ravenstein, The Netherlands
Heat Exchange, Shemer Art Centre and Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
2011-12
Surface and Substance, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
2011
Surface and Substance – Part 2, CAA, London, UK
Surface and Substance – Part 1, Electrum, London, UK
Origin Craft Fair, London, UK
Drawing, Permanence and Place, Kunstverein, Coburg, Germany
Ornament, RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Ireland
Word Play, Stroud International Textile Festival, The Museum in the Park, Stroud, UK
Mediterraneo, Museum of Natural History, Livorno, Italy
Beneath the Skin, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Alchemists, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, UK
2010
First International Bagués-Masriera Enamel Award (finalist), Barcelona, Spain
New Traditional Jewellery – True Colours, award nominees exhibition, SIERAAD, Netherlands; Villa Bengel te Idar Oberstein, Germany: Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem,!Netherlands
Premio Fondazione Cominelli exhibition, Italy
Origin Craft Fair, London, UK
A Golden Age of Lettering, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
Collectables 2010, Studio Fusion Gallery, London, UK
International Enamel Symposium, Erfurt, Germany
2009
Inner Voice, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
Surfacing, Enamelist Society Juried Exhibition, Oakland Art Gallery, USA
The Enamel Show, Velvet de Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA
International Badge Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany, touring to: Velvet de Vinci
Gallery, San Francisco; The Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg; National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis; Birmingham School of Jewellery, UK
2008-10
Playing With Fire, Devon Guild of Craftsmen touring exhibition, UK, winner of Excellence in Enamel award

Selected Publications
2011 Surface and Substance, author of catalogue essay
2010 The Enamel Project – Jessica Turrell, author Ian Wilson, Art Aurea Magazine
2010 Author of journal article ‘Surface and Substance – a call for the fusion of skill and ideas in contemporary enamel jewellery’, Craft Research, Intellect, UK
2009 Work included in Mixed Media Jewellery, Joanne Haywood, A&C Black
London
2008 Work included in 500 Enameled Objects, Lark Books, USA
2008 Work featured in 500 Pendants, Lark Books, USA
2004 Work featured in The Art of Enamelling, Linda Darty, Lark Books, USA