Jessica Loughlinis known for her quiet understated approach to kiln formed glass. Her artworks prompt a mediative reverie influenced by her fascination with the beauty of emptiness. Her work is characterized by strict reductive sensibility and restricted use of colour. Loughlin has been practicing for over 19 years during which she has exhibited in numerous international and national exhibitions, including in USA, UK, Germany, Italy, and Singapore and Australia. She co-founded Gate 8 Workshop, a not-for-profit organization where she works, that provides space for local professional artists. She travels regularly teaching masterclasses and has been the recipient of numerous grants. Her work has been awarded the Fuse Glass Prize 2018, Tom Malone Art Prize in both 2004 and 2007 and the Ranamok prize in Australia Her work is part of major public collections around the world including National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Corning Museum of Glass NY USA, Mobile Museum of Art AL, USA, MUDAC Lausanne, Switzerland and Victorian and Albert Museum, London UK.

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