Jessica Murtagh

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Jessica Murtagh


Australia born 1986, lives and works in Adelaide.

Jessica Murtagh is an early career artist and designer who specialises in creating blown glass vessels. She draws inspiration from ancient Athenian ceramic amphoras, which often depicted scenes of daily life. Murtagh’s vessels consist of two colours, often a blue interior and a white powdered glass exterior. Adapting an ancient glass technique called cameo glass, Murtagh hand carves and engraves complex illustrations to the exterior of the vessels depicting in 360 degrees scenes relating to the social and economic fall-out of COVID-19 in Australia, online dating, domestic and everyday contemporary life.