Jenny Turtill

Jenny Turtill

Sculpture

Jenny Turtill completed a 3D mixed media degree course in 1980, specialising in metalwork, in Cambridge, where she studied cuttlefish casting. This is the main theme of her work, which she started with a jewellery range. Over the last ten years, she has developed her work in to larger pieces for the garden. When she lived in Bavaria, the garden pins were displayed by the lakes and used as stakes for small trees and plants, providing support and fitting in to the landscape, with the bronze cuttlefish twinkling in the sunshine. The garden pins come in different sizes; they can stay outside and develop a subtle patination which matches well the rusty-steel look of the stems. The smaller plant-pot pins can be used indoors to support orchids or house plants or just provide decoration. 

While in Cambridge, Jenny was commissioned to make a collection of paperknives for an exhibition in Oxford. She enjoys combining different materials for these, and there are a few on display at One-Six-Nine with different textures to lighten up opening bills and add style to your desk.

After living abroad in France and Germany for 25 years, Jenny has settled back in Lewes. She is happy to take on commissions at her jewellery workshop in Lewes.