The aesthetic and design of manufactured metal tins hasn’t changed for over 200 years. Fascinated by this curious fact, Jessica began to design and make ceramic pieces inspired by the characteristics and forms of metal tins through vitrified porcelain.
A love for both cooking and eating has naturally influenced Jessica’s functional response within her designs. Charmed with the simplistic design of tin and enamelware Jessica aims to encapsulate and reminisce vintage kitchenware through contemporary designs.
Jessica’s current colour palette was derived from a fascination of rusting and patination on the surface of metal. Coloured slip and non-ceramic materials such as leather, copper and cork, showcase these colours whilst providing character, providing depth and a unique feel for each piece.
Creating valued one-off pieces is essential for Jessica to celebrate making by hand and the hand-made culture in Britain. Jessica celebrates craftsmanship through her own work by highlighting her elusive joining technique.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.