THE JROSE VISION
JROSE is the work of textile artist and designer Jessica Hagar. Every piece is handmade and one of a kind with an emphasis on fine American craftsmanship. JROSE strives for excellence in craft and quality in materials and finished products. She is always looking for ways to make her pieces using locally found or American sourced materials. During the making process there is very little waste and every process is done by hand. She seeks to create designs that are simple, durable, and enjoyable to wear. Each design is created to stand the test of time and to fit in with your personal creative style.
Her hope is to see her products being used in creative ways with elegance and pride.
"I hope that everyone will use my work to express themselves as a person and just enjoy the texture and movement that comes with getting to wear quality handmade fabric."
Jessica Rose Hagar grew up in the town of McMinnville, Tennessee. Known for its beautiful national park and nurseries, McMinnville allowed Jessica to develop a love for the natural world.
She found a love for art through community art programs, and began her college career at Tennessee Technological University desiring to teach art on a professional level. She soon realized how much she enjoyed working in the fibers studio at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN. In 2015, She made her first debut as an artist with her BFA Thesis Exhibition show titled Moments of Clarity.
She has been nationally nominated for a NICHE Award three years running for her work in textiles. She was awarded a Juror’s Choice Award at Tennessee Tech’s Annual Juried Student Show Exhibition and was awarded 3rd place during the Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends Exhibition at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Jessica has received the Bacchanal Art Scholarship as well as a grant for an Internship in New York City with Kordal Knitwear.
She currently is the creator and owner of Jrose Textile Arts, where she designs and makes hand woven and dyed wearable and decorative fiber art. Her work can be found in galleries throughout middle Tennessee. Jessica also teaches art, sewing, and photography in Cookeville, TN.