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Jessica Calderwood
updated: 07/16/2009
website: www.jessicacalderwood.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Deliberate
Deliberate (detail)
Adjudicate
Frenzy
Flowers
Rapture
Ripe
Candy and Flowers
Abundance
Abundance (detail)
Sticky Fingers
Something in the Air
Finger Food
Layout
Denial
 
Portfolio Keywords:  craft, figurative, portraiture, social criticism, narrative, gender/sexuality, consumer culture, psychological, feminist
 
 
Deliberate by Jessica Calderwood
Deliberate
enamel, copper, steel, brass
2009
8 " x  11 "  x 2 " 
Deliberate (detail) by Jessica Calderwood
Deliberate (detail)
enamel, copper, steel, brass
2009
8" " x  11" " 
Adjudicate by Jessica Calderwood
Adjudicate
enamel, copper, steel, brass
2006
8 " x  11 "  x 2 " 
Frenzy by Jessica Calderwood
Frenzy
enamel, copper, steel, brass
2009
8 " x  11 "  x 2 " 
Flowers by Jessica Calderwood
Flowers
enamel on electroformed copper
2007
6" x  11"  x 3" 
Rapture by Jessica Calderwood
Rapture
enamel on electroformed copper
2008
11 " x  15 "  x 4 " 
Ripe by Jessica Calderwood
Ripe
enamel on electroformed copper
2007
11 " x  15 "  x 2 " 
Candy and Flowers by Jessica Calderwood
Candy and Flowers
enamel on electroformed copper
2008
11 " x  15 "  x 2 " 
Abundance by Jessica Calderwood
Abundance
enamel on electroformed copper
2008
10 " x  15 "  x 2 " 
Abundance (detail) by Jessica Calderwood
Abundance (detail)
enamel on electroformed copper
2007
Dimensions variable
Sticky Fingers by Jessica Calderwood
Sticky Fingers
enamel on electroformed copper
2007
6" x  11"  x 3" 
Something in the Air by Jessica Calderwood
Something in the Air
enamel on electroformed copper
2007
6" x  8"  x 3" 
Finger Food by Jessica Calderwood
Finger Food
enamel on electroformed copper
2006
6" x  8"  x 3" 
Layout by Jessica Calderwood
Layout
enamel on electroformed copper
2007
6" x  8"  x 3" 
Denial by Jessica Calderwood
Denial
enamel on copper
2008
12" x  12"  x 3" 

Artist Statement
Gender, human relationships, and issues surrounding the body are subjects that often permeate my work. I work within the medium of enameling, an ancient process of fusing glass to metal. I have drawn much inspiration from enamel portrait miniatures, because of their technical mastery and lush imagery.
   My most recent series consists of psychological portraits that address ideas of eating, consuming, and personal obsession within the context of traditional dinnerware forms. I view the dinner/serving platter as emblematic of our culture’s obsession with consumption as a whole. This series deals with issues of political, social and, personal importance. My hope is that the work will create opportunities for examination, contemplation, and change.

Artist Bio / CV
Jessica Calderwood received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. After graduation, Jessica was accepted as a resident artist at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She spent three months working in the iron foundry experimenting with the artistic possibilities of cast iron and enamel. She later went on to receive her MFA in Metals from Arizona State University. Her drawings and sculpture have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Great Britain. Her work has been published in Metalsmith Magazine and American Craft, as well as numerous enameling books. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.