Jessica Howarth, Artist Jeweller & Paintbox Tutor Support
Jessica is the newest member of the Paintbox Team! She will be our tutor support alongside Jemma for our Monday classes. Let’s learn a bit more about her...
Jessica is an Artist Jeweller who comes from a background in Textiles and Jewellery design. As well as joining Paintbox, she is a Jeweller in Residence at SilverHub Studios, a thriving community of jewellery and silversmith designers based in Leith, Edinburgh. Jessica also teaches enamelling and jewellery classes there.
After completing a years Foundation Course at Leith School of Art, Jessica went on to study textiles at Winchester School of Art. Jessica then went on to graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2011 with a First Class BDes Hons in Jewellery and Metal Design.
Jessica specialises in vitreous enamelling. Vitreous enamel is a material that is made by fusing powered glass at a very high temperature onto glass, metal or ceramics. The powdered glass melts, flows and then hardens to a smooth, durable coating onto the metal.
She was drawn to this medium as she wanted to apply colour into her work. It is an ever lasting technique and means Jessica can create colourful pieces that will stand the test of time.
Jessica draws inspiration for her work from her love of travel and experiencing different cultures.
We know that Jessica is going to be a great addition to the Paintbox Team and we look forward to her working alongside Jemma in our Monday Classes.
For more information about commissions, Jessica’s evening classes or just to view more examples of her wonderful work visit her website and facebook page.