Jessica has spent the last 31 years as a Navy spouse and has enjoyed traveling throughout the world and all around the United States, usually en route to the next coastal city she would call home.
Form, line, shape and color have always intrigued her. She first became drawn to jewelry at one of the early stops in her travels when she worked as a jewelry and accessories buyer for a major department store. She was amazed by the fabrication and design process. The possibilities of what could be made seemed endless. This awe and wonder led her to take classes, which led to more classes and a life of learning and making.
Jessica’s work focuses on her love of color, texture and geometric form. She uses enamel, gemstones, silver, gold and patina in her jewelry. She adds texture to her work by using photographs taken during her travels, which she uses to create texture plates etched with the images.
Jessica studied Studio Art with a concentration in Metals at Monterey Peninsula College in California. She has also enjoyed perfecting her craft by taking classes at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and The New Approach School for Jewelers in Tennessee, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft in North Carolina and Metalwerx in Massachusetts. She is currently a community member and president of the board of directors at the Baltimore Jewelry Center. She works as a studio jeweler and sells her work through her company Studio JmcG Jewelry, at national art shows, in galleries and on her website.