Born in Bristol, England. Jessica Turrel trained in jewellery and enamel at Central School of Art, London in 1988. After her graduation she set up her studio in her home city of Bristol. Over recent years she has undertaken a sustained period of research into mark-making using non-traditional enamel techniques. Her current studio practice includes the production of both jewellery and larger scale enamel work.
In 2007, she completed a MA in Multi-disciplinary printmaking at the University of the West of England, in Bristol. Her work has been shown in many international exhibitions and publications. Besides her personal artistic practice, Turrell is often a guest lecturer in England and Scotland. In 2015, she has been selected for the prestigious exhibition Schmuck in Munich.