Jessica originally trained as a textile designer and in her jewellery-making she draws extensively on her textile/print skills. Layering textures to create pattern, she enhances designs by selectively fusing golds to the silver surface using an ancient Korean technique called kuem-boo. Oxides and finishing methods provide depth and colour.
Inspiration comes to Jessica in many forms : sometimes her starting point may be the discovery of a new texture or technique. Observations and drawings of the natural world have always been an important source of ideas, as has her constant collecting of anything and everything that might hold the kernel of inspiration.