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Jessica Ruth Howarth

June 17, 2011

Jess’  degree show at Duncan of Jordanstone was a burst of colour and vibrancy! Her little sculptures with hidden treasures were adorable.


Inspiration was taken from her travels to india and the thing that Jess grasped was the colour. Amazing depth and fantastical colours that decorate India, Jess managed to capture! Even her models amaze me!

Her idea was to create an indian street scene and with her tiny little structures.

The element of surprise lingered amongst her pieces. As they stand Jess’ work are beautifully made, enameled sculptures. And what lingered inside and integrated into the design were a pair of earrings that nestled in a shack. Or a ring that played a part in the tin roof. Or a necklace that lay exposed within a window of a house.


At first glance you would presume that Jess has not made any jewellery but instead opted for the metalwork side of the course. However, Jess has combined many elements and techniques that make her quirky designs turn into something very wearable. In fact the sculptures were actually elaborate stands for the jewellery.

Playful and unique, Jess’ degree show was one of the highlights of the show!


Jess’ plans for the future:

Exhibiting at New Designers 29th-2nd July

Exhibiting at ‘New Faces’ , Leith Gallery, February 2012


Jess is heading back to Edinburgh and is applying for the Designer in Residence in Edinburgh College of Art.

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