Jessica Wetherly studied drawing and sculpture at The Art Academy London. Since graduating she has worked for various studios as well as from her own studio in London Bridge developing commissions and a portfolio of work aiming to progress the contemporary context for this traditional medium. The QEST scholarship will enable Jessica to seek further training, mentoring and instruction from practicing sculptors across the country in a series of workshops, residencies and work placements. This is an exciting opportunity to develop her practice under the advice and guidance of some of the UK’s leading practitioners.
Jessica has found the financial liberation has allowed for experimentation and confidence to explore a new approach. She has recently been exchanging methods of portraiture and completed a three month residency. Jessica hopes to continue working in studios alongside her own work, seeking to not only reproduce, but to push material and visual boundaries. Jessica aims to pursue a career as a studio based artist.