Jessica Jue is a graduate from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing. Jessica who is of a Chinese heritage was born and raised in Vienna, where her multicultural background has influenced much of her work.
Her collection consists of a series of hand raised sculptural forms, using brass and silver as the main material. She explores the theme of movement and rhythm; these qualities are brought out by the fluidity of form in her pieces, which create a flow of energy between all elements. The flow in energy is connected to the breath energy called “Qi” in Chinese, emphasizing balance and harmony, which she creates throughout her work.Jessica’s pieces are often inspired by organic themes such as carnivorous plants, where she explores the curvy and playful shapes. To Jessica, nature is unrestrictive; it appears uncontrolled at first sight but forms constellations when viewed in its entirety. She develops these forms using methods of cutting and folding, whilst exposing the interior and exterior of the pieces. She emphasizes simplicity and curvature of form, as well as exploring ideas of texture and surface material. Through these themes she has discovered the inter-relation of forms to one another, allowing a narrative to pass through all her pieces.