Jessica Elizabeth Mason graduated from Loughborough University in 2005, with a BA degree in Three Dimensional Design; Jewellery and Silversmithing. Jessica has been running workshops almost over ten years.  

 

 

 

Jewellery or Silversmithing?! It was a tough choice for Jessica, her passion lay with jewellery, but after winning an award inTheGoldsmiths'Young designer Silversmith of the year' competition in 2004 and then attaining a place atTheBishopsland Silversmithing Academy, Oxford, it was difficult to walk away from the doors which had opened, but thankfully for us she did!

Beginning her jewellery journey by working for a leading contemporary Jeweller and Goldsmith, Jessica began to get a taste of the British Jewellery designer-maker scene.

Moving onto set up her own practice in 2007, initially working from the bottom of the garden, as all good artists do! Jessica was supported in her first steps into the industry byThe Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths'Getting started course', andThe Arts Council'Professional Practice post graduate program'.

Developing her work and attending various retail and trade fairs to grow the circulation of her designs. Jessica was soon recognized as 'One to watch' by Craftsman magazine early in 2007, then later in the year things got really exciting when Jessica made the move in to a workspace at the prestigious Harley Foundation Studios.

After establishing a popular program of adult jewellery workshops and working as a visiting artist in schools and galleries over the last four years, Jessica's passion for inspiring others has developed, and she is now in the professional world of education, still maintaining a shared studio space at The Foundation Studios where she continues to grow and develop as a jeweller (when she can squeeze in the time!).