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Jessica Kate Townsend

The Glass Room #1Kiln cast lead crystal The Glass Room #1Kiln cast lead crystal Jessica Kate TownsendPhotographer John. F McGregor ECA
Family Portrait Family Portrait Jessica Kate Townsend
Homage to The Implant Homage to The Implant Jessica Kate Townsend
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.

18 Huntsman Close
Puckeridge, Ware
SG11 1US
United Kingdom
Technique: Casting, Cold work, Kiln work
Occupation: Artist, Student, Educator
Discipline: Fine art, Installation, Sculptural
Areas of Interest: Competitions, Conferences, Education