3D Design and Craft
University of Brighton
Jessica is a maker creating jewellery and homeware as part of her sustainable practise.
Watch Jessica’s video to find more about their In:Site commission and read an extract from the blog below.
Jessica Hargreaves was busy casting interesting cracks in the pavement and engravings on gravestones with pewter. The public were especially intrigued with what Jessica was doing as it’s not an activity or material many people had been aware of before.
Jessica created unique pilgrim badges inspired by the tokens made and given to religious pilgrims in the 15th and 16th century to sew onto their clothing. Being particularly interested in the idea of journeys, Jessica spent most of the day walking around the Cathedral square searching for interesting places to cast her badges.
The finished pieces were sewn onto the fabric and displayed on a tree in the square.
Since In:Site 2015
Jessica continues to work as a jeweller in Bristol. She sells her work through her website and runs workshops teaching jewellery techniques.
Celebrating 10 years of In:Site
To celebrate 10 years of In:Site we selected 10 makers from the archive to feature on our new online space for the project. You can still view all of the makers from 2012-2021 in the blog archive.