Jade is a masters student at Liverpool Hope University, currently combining the traditional techniques of slip casting with digital modelling and 3D printing. The QEST Rumi Foundation Scholarship has allowed her to pay off her remaining tuition fees, which has allowed her to focus all of her time and effort on her studies, rather than working.
Jade's work originates from patterns and structures in nature. She uses this imagery to inspire and create digital models in SolidWorks 3D software, then laser cuts her designs into layers to produce models for moulds, as seen in her Bubbles and Craters Collection. Her masters studies have focused on 3D printing her designs to produce moulds for casting, and also experimenting with printing
master moulds for mass production.
Since receiving her scholarship, Jade has been very busy completing the collection for her first solo exhibition in October at Liverpool’s Baltic Creative. After her masters she plans to start up a ceramics business. She has already started to set up her workshop at home, and intends to travel throughout the UK to sell and exhibit her collections. I also one day plans to pursue a practice-based PhD.