Jessie Higginson is an artist and maker based in Falmouth Cornwall. Over the last 20 years Jessie has worked as a ceramicist, printmaker, designer, teacher and craft business advisor.
From 1996 – 2002 Jessie ran a ceramics practice, focused on functional, small batch production porcelain. Work was mainly vases and vessels, in minimal, sculptural forms. All pieces were hand slip-cast and highly finished with graphic surface qualities, using inlay, slips and glaze to create texture, pattern and subtle tones. Jessie's work was sold internationally at galleries and design stores across the UK as well as America and Japan. Later work at the Royal College of Art (RCA) was more focused on surface pattern, learning print skills and developing rich multi-layered imagery, working on large scale tiles and subsequently, bone china white-ware. Between 2004 - 2008 Jessie worked on collections of screen prints as well as teaching ceramics at BA level and subsequently was project manager for Hidden Art Cornwall, supporting designer-makers in Cornwall. Her early career was supported with funding from The Crafts Council and The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust and Arts Council South West.
Jessie works from a studio at Grays Wharf, Penryn, her current practice encompasses screen-printing, painting and collage. Jessie’s work is concerned with the abstract elements of spacial composition, texture, line and colour, often referencing plant and landscape forms.
Jessie studied on the MA Ceramics at The Royal College of Art from 2002 - 2004 and the BA Wood, Metal, Plastics, Ceramics at Brighton University 1992 - 1996.