Intensely textured, spiritually
aligned & inspired by nature.

Founded in 2021, And Per Se Studios is an online boutique offering products designed and created by artist Jessica Lee Gray. Ranging from electroformed gemstone jewelry to original art and speciality items, there’s something here for every taste.

Every product in And Per Se Studios is designed or created by us in our central Florida studio.

about the artist

Jessica Lee Gray is a mixed-media artist from Gainesville, Florida. She’s a lifelong creative with a love of learning that thrives on exploring new mediums. Currently she balances painting in heavily textured, sculptural acrylics with the more left-brain challenges found in mastering electroforming copper jewelry techniques.

Jessica’s work is heavily inspired by nature and combines intense textures, spirituality and a splash of irreverence. She uses her background in graphic design to expand her creative offerings, branching out into stickers, stationery and more.

Owner & Artist of And Per Se Studios - Jessica Lee Gray


  • Started her career in graphic design

  • Offers creative marketing consulting services here

  • Her love of history and typography inspired the name for And Per Se Studios

  • Born & raised in Florida

  • Struggles to pick a favorite color

  • Obsessed with cover songs

  • LGBTQ+/woman-owned business (she/her/hers)

Where did And Per Se come from?

The ampersand, also known as the and sign, is a logogram representing the conjunction “and”. It originated as a ligature of the letters et—Latin for “and”.

Traditionally, when reciting the alphabet in English-speaking schools it was common practice to add the & sign at the end of the alphabet as if it were the 27th letter, pronounced as the Latin et or later in English as and. As a result, the recitation of the alphabet would end in “X, Y, Z, and per se and”. This last phrase was routinely slurred to “ampersand” and the term had entered common English usage by 1837.