Region:East Midlands

World country:United Kingdom

Country:United Kingdom

County:Leicestershire

jessica white

I am a mixed media maker and designer choosing to focus on kiln formed glass in combination with ceramics. I make work that is heavily inspired by nature, mainly focusing on local woodlands and the decay I find there. My work finds balance within textures, materials and techniques to create small collections that push me to learn and adapt, getting better as a maker with each piece.

I make pieces that bring me joy, specifically work influenced by walks around woodlands. I am inspired by decay to create a variety of textures, these are then abstracted, manipulated and refined before I add them to my pieces. The forms in my collection are inspired by images of mushrooms that have been manipulated and produced in kiln formed glass, porcelain or black stoneware. The resulting vessels slot into bases that use the same materials allowing for different heights, patterns and colours.

Japanese tea ceremonies also inspire my collection, with a contemporary twist to create sleek tableware that balances technology and traditional techniques resulting in harmony and balance with materials and processes. The making process is extremely important to me, as I find making things an amazing skill which I am passionate about and this project has helped to expand my knowledge and skills to create pieces I am proud of.

From decay ceramic and glass , Jess White

Mould making , Ruman Kaurr

Recycled glass base , Jess White

Pouring moulds , Ruman Kaurr

Hands at work , Ruman Kaurr

From decay glass , Jess White