Jessamy Pollock graduated from the Jam Factories two year associate program and recently completed her Master of Arts Practice through Charles Sturt University. Jessamy is a jeweller, designer and metal worker. She create aluminium range of bangles and brooches and exhibition pieces.
“Future projects I would like to pursue include designing a more trade based range including dress rings and wedding jewellery. I feel there is a large gap between contemporary jewellery and traditional jewellery and I would like to help bridge the gap by combining my trade based skills with my contemporary concepts”.
“This work is part of an ongoing investigation into form, space, architecture and housing for the body. Exploring the design concepts of architects Daniel Libeskind, Peter Davidson and Donald Bates, I have been interpreting their philosophies through my own practice as a contemporary jeweller. My aim is to make jewellery that stands as an object in its own right, allowing the structures to be viewed in a gallery environment or displayed in the home, whilst giving the option to adorn the body. In order to achieve visual coherence away from the body, I consider the form from every possible angle; incorporating all functional elements within the design, to ensure its independence as an object from its function as jewellery.
When not adorned to the body a nice phenomenon occurs. My wearable objects are viewed as miniatures, designed using architectural concepts, they provoke the viewer to shrink within their imagination and explore the forms internal spaces at an architectural scale”.