Published: 3 December 2014
With an affinity for all things flora and fauna, it seems only fitting that Jessica Jubb is the newest jewellery designer to join the Aspects of Kings Park collective. The Australian-born visual artist draws on the natural environment for her intricate yet striking works, which infuse copper with 100% recycled silver and brass, with some use of vegetable-dyed kangaroo leather.
Jessica’s latest collection, Gondwana, sees her using a mix of techniques such as etching and embossing, to create exquisite leaf designs and forms often accompanied by a blossom dot motif. From delicate earrings to statement cuffs, the collection pays homage to the Western Australian bush with banksias, pollen and wattle flowers all making a pretty appearance. The result is simply perfected Australiana, sure to appeal to the discerning jewellery lover.
Fostering a desire to remain in touch with nature and live an ethical life, Jessica resides in the eastern Perth hills, a tranquil locale which offers endless inspiration for her work. She often collects leaves and natural objects during bushwalks which then translate to her collections back in the studio. In the case of her embossed work, real leaves are pressed into the metals, meaning no two items are the same, giving the wearer a truly bespoke piece to treasure.
Jessica Jubb Jewellery was established more than a decade ago and Jessica has since built an impressive resume of group and solo exhibitions and special art projects. A first class honours graduate from Edith Cowan University, Jessica studied visual arts and psychology before more recently being under the mentorship of jewellery heavyweights Julie Blyfield, David Walker and Marian Hosking.
This year, Jessica conducted a remote workshop series in Wiluna, Western Australia and also completed a public sculpture at the Harrisdale Green development. During the prestigious Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2012, Jessica was commissioned to create a neckpiece by the Federal Government, an honorable feather in anyone's cap, well worth the mention.
Aspects has just received its first drop of Jessica Jubb Jewellery, a timely delivery for those on the hunt for the perfect gift for the sophisticated nature lover. Each piece comes beautifully packaged in a Jessica Jubb Jewellery box – we'll add a touch of ribbon for you and it’s ready to pop under the tree.