Jessie’s sculpture studio is crammed with her figurative sculptures.
She works in ceramic, plaster, concrete and metal and also teaches sculpture classes in this studio.
I sculpt because I love it. I love the feeling of the clay. I love the process, and it is a long process. I make many small works. sometimes I like one enough to make a bigger version. By the time I finish these projects, it is like the slow unwrapping of a treasured present.
I love the feeling of capturing someones essence. When I make portraits it is very exciting the closer it comes to finishing. It feels like I am bringing them to life. It makes me smile and I want to talk to them. Sometimes I make portraits from memory, sometimes my subject is sitting there talking to me or doing another activity. Usually they are from a few photos.