jessica townsend
After finishing my Master’s Degree in December. I have returned and settled in Hertfordshire where I am currently developing and investing in my workshop. I aim that by September 2006 I will have a fully running small set-up enabling me to continue and develop my art work in my own time.

After nearly 2 years, I have just finished assisting at Nick Allen’s Glass department due to their imminent move to Sussex, I would like to thank Nick Allen and Sarah Deal for the experience I have gained with them and wish them all the best for their move and the future.

Homage to the implant was shortlisted for the Bombay Sapphire Glass Prize 2005 and has subsequently been in their touring exhibition “The Blue Room”. The exhibition has been to London, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol and will end in Edinburgh from the 11th to 30th July. For more information or to view the finalists

After my master’s Degree show I was put forward for Craft Scotland’s first ever online exhibition, Influences, which also resulted in my work being published in Homes & Interiors Scotland May/June 2006 edition. Check out the exhibition online at

The Perfect Home will be at New Designers this year with Edinburgh College of Art, find us on stand number CG9 in the first week from the 28th June till the 2nd July. For advance tickets or more information

The International Festival of Glass is taking place this year in Stourbridge,, where two pieces of my work, “the perfect home” and “Family Time” will be exhibited in the British Glass Biennale which takes place along side of the festival from 25th August to 17th September. See for more information.

I have just started a collaboration of works with Textile artist Caren Garfen. Our works go well together marrying the same themes and ideas. I am very exited to juxtapose my cast glass objects with Caren’s delicate and skilled embroideries. We are looking to launch our joint works at the end of 2006.

(Last updated July 2006)