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Townsend, Jessica Kate

The Glass Room #1Kiln cast lead crystal
The Glass Room #1Kiln cast lead crystal
Jessica Kate TownsendPhotographer John. F McGregor ECA
Mrs. Jessica Townsend Melton
Glass Artist

Jessica Has just completed her Masters in December 2005 at Edinburgh College of Art. She will be working part-time as a kiln formed glass assistant for Nick Allen and co and continuing with her own artwork in her new hertfordshire based studio.

Details about work or recent projects

" The perfect face, the perfect breasts, the perfect home! All women strive for perfection " in a search for perfection are we losing a grasp of reality?" Germaine Greer, The Whole Woman (London, 2002)My work emerges from my life experiences; I use these to make a personal comment using the physical properties of glass as an instigator. For these works I used family experiences as a starting point and researched areas such as feminism, psychology, play therapy and philosophy in order to gain a greater understanding. Taking this idea of Perfection I looked into concepts of childhood, Families and more materially the houses we are brought up in. From this I selected key memories and aspects to focus my work on.

2 Fairway
Bishop's Stortford Hertfordshire CM23 5LT
United Kingdom
Technique:
Casting, Cold work, Kiln work
Occupation:
Artist
Discipline:
Fine art, Installation, Sculptural
Areas of Interest:
Conferences, Exhibition, Networking