Jessica Loughlin (Melbourne, 1975) is highly regarded for her quiet understated approach to kiln formed glass and the unique way she uses her material. Her artworks prompt a mediative state, reflecting her fascination with the beauty of emptiness. Loughlin has been practicing for over 18 years during which she has exhibited in numerous international and national exhibitions, including in USA, UK, Germany, Italy, Singapore and Australia. She co-founded Gate 8 Workshop, a not-for-profit organization where she works, that provides space for local professional artists. She travels regularly, teaching masterclasses and has been the recipient of numerous grants. She has been recognized as 'Outstanding New Artist in Glass' Urban Glass, NY USA. Her work has been awarded the Tom Malone Art Prize in both 2004 and 2007, the Ranamok prize in Australia. Her work is part of major public collections around the world including National Gallery of Australia; Queensland Art Gallery; Corning Museum of Glass NY USA; Mobile Museum of Art AL, USA; MUDAC Lausanne, Switzerland and Victoria and Albert Museum, London UK.