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Jessica Townsend


I took a very focused educational route into glass and so I consider myself to be a ‘materials’ based artist. I have been fortunate to work with some amazing people in glass art, interior design, art retail & more wider reaching arts organisations, which has helped me develop my specialist skills base but also to diversify.

My work emerges from personal experiences, which leads me to research different aspects of a chosen theme. I use this to make a personal comment using the physical nature of glass as an instigator. Family, media, human form & the female role all play a key part!

Having specialized in Cast Glass I predominantly work with this technique, although the ideas dictate the process, for me I have to understand what I am conveying with my work and use the best material possible.

I am honoured to have work in permanent collections around the world & to have worked on some exiting commissions in the past. My pace of work has slowed somewhat with a young family at the moment. But am enjoying this phase in order to collate and develop some new ideas.

At Artshed Arts I thoroughly enjoy passing on my knowledge, working with like-minded people & seeing the variety of creative possibilities from students.

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