Jessica Jue is a London based silversmith and jeweller. Known for her sculptural aesthetic, Jessica’s design is deeply influenced by her Chinese heritage and Austrian upbringing, in which fluid and bold designs are created. She reinvents traditional techniques in silver to craft elegantly beautiful contemporary designs that have won her many accolades.
Inspired by balance and harmony, Jessica draws and sculpts with dramatic use of fluid and organic playful curves and aims to create a sense of rhythmic movement within her collection. She skilfully manipulates her forms through the ancient art of hammering, while also introducing an abundance of rich surface textures, through the use of pattern and gold.
Jessica’s initial interest for metalwork began during her university exchange abroad in Tokyo. There she experienced the Japanese art of “Figurative Silversmithing”, where she was drawn to the free and intuitive techniques of forming a sheet of metal. Her sculptural approach to silversmithing allows the behaviour of the metal to speak for itself.
Jessica completed her training at Edinburgh College of Art and Bishopsland Educational Trust, where she received extensive training with many established silversmiths.
She has shown her work in different prestigious platforms such as Goldsmiths’ Fair and Collect at The Saatchi Gallery. She has recently won three Silver awards at The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Awards 2019. Jessica is available for consultations by appointment at The Goldsmiths’ Centre in Farringdon.