Jessica Howarth

Jessica graduated in 2011 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design with a 1st Class BDes (HONS) in jewellery and metal design. Jessica is based in Edinburgh where she creates colourful pieces of jewellery and small sculptural objects often inspired by far away countries she has travelled in. Jessica creates colour,patterns and textures on metal through the technique of enamelling. Enamelling is a result of fusing pigments of glass onto metal in a kiln.

Awards & Selected Programmes

  • 2015 Selected for a case study by Cultural Enterprise Office
  • 2015 Selected for a case study by Creative Scotland
  • 2015 selected for the Design Trust, Craft Scotland, Emergents, growing in confidence programme
  • 2015 selected for Emergents, Scottish International Development, Highland & Islands Enterprise Learning Journey to Paris Fashion Week 2015.
  • 2014 The Prince’s Youth Business Trust – Start Up Funding Award
  • 2012 City of Edinburgh Craft Makers Award
  • 2012 Craft Council Hothouse (short listed)
  • 2011 Alexander Leslie Russell Prize
  • 2010 The Guild of Enamellers Bursary
  • 2010 West Dean Student Bursary

Exhibitions

  • May 2015 We(e) Object, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh
  • February 2015 Edinburgh Iranian Festival Fashion Show, The Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • November 2014 Selected , Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
  • November 2014 TREAT, Fife Contemporary Art & Craft , St Andrews
  • September 2015 15 Years, (Scottish Jewellery Week) DJCAD,Dundee
  • May 2014 Leith School of Art Alumni Exhibition, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
  • November 2013 Chromatic, Patriothall Gallery, WASPS, Edinburgh
  • August 2013 Timurid Beasties, The Nomads Tent, Edinburgh
  • May 2013 Miniature Worlds, Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, Cumbria
  • August 2012 Octagon, Dr Neil’s Garden, Edinburgh
  • February 2012 New Faces, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
  • November 2011 Pop Up Precious, The Framed Gallery, Edinburgh
  • August 2011 Octagon, Dr Neil’s Garden,Edinburgh
  • July 2011 Best of The Scottish Degree & Diploma Shows, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow
  • July 2011 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
  • May 2011 DJCAD Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

Fairs

  • May 2015 Design Fair at The Fruitmarket
  • December 2014 2d3d, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh August 2014 2d3d West End Fair, Edinburgh
  • December 2013, DCA, Dundee

Press

  • The Scotsman : Scotland on Sunday : Spectrum Magazine : Designer Q & A : page 50 :4th January 2015
  • The Herald : The Herald gift guide : 23rd November
  • The Skinny : Pop Up Precious : page 35 : November 2011