Jess Harrington

I work from my cottage in rural Cornwall. I love capturing a unique and beautiful plant moment in plaster and preserving it forever. As a horticulturalist and designer, I look for new material that excites me, a fading seed head or new growth emerging which I then interpret in my own way.
I create botanical plaster reliefs and each impression can be cast only once, so truly unique. I impress plant material into clay and then cast a single relief. With each tile, I try and capture some of the ephemeral qualities of plants. I like to create compositions that reflect the view and feeling of looking through a border or meadow.
I have worked in horticulture for many years and am entirely self-taught. I have spent much time developing my craft and the use of specialist plasters and techniques I believe are unique to me. I have recently developed a monoprint technique that incorporates colour into the background of my tiles and allows me to create a filigree leaf effect.

The tiles are art pieces ready to hang or can be installed in interiors as feature tiles.