Jessica Poole is an Irish goldsmith living and working in London. Every piece of fine jewellery is hand made and stone set by Jessica in her Central London workshop where commitment to quality and craft is the very essence of her work.
On completion of a jewellery design degree in Belfast Jessica moved to Kilkenny, Ireland where she studied under the respected tutor and goldsmith Jane Huston. Established by the Crafts Council of Ireland the course was developed to inject a new generation of craftsmen back into the jewellery industry where traditional bench techniques were being lost to Art College design led courses and the lack of funding for apprenticeships.The course was modelled on the traditional German apprenticeship approach to training. Each of the trainees worked through a series of goldsmithing techniques, emerging from the course with a “portfolio” of skills that could be taken directly into the workplace. Each piece had to be accurate to within 1/10th of a millimetre and repetition was insisted upon until each skill was executed correctly. Jessica then moved to London to work with a selection of the best known names in the bespoke jewellery industry. During these 5 years she developed the skills, knowledge and confidence to establish her own business in 2009, focusing on bespoke commissions for private clients as well as her own fine jewellery range.
At the core of all of Jessica’s training was best practise and a passion for traditional skills. She has taken these values with her into her own business insuring that each piece is made with the utmost care and craftsmanship resulting in unique pieces of fine jewellery to be treasured. More about Jessica’s studies and her training in Ireland can be seen in the videos below.
Engagement, wedding and bespoke commissions are Jessica’s specialty. Jessica will work closely with you throughout the design and making process.
Find out a bit about the specialised skill of micro pave diamond setting. Jessica trained in this beautiful technique in Antwerp, Belgium and uses it though out her work.
Would you like to have a special piece of jewellery made by Jessica? Click here to read more about the commissioning process and the first steps to making your ideas a reality.