Member Directory: H
The exploration of form and material has always been central to my work. The essential starting point of any piece is the creation of a free blown glass form which is then transformed by the use of coldworking techniques.
Recently I have been re-interpreting my use of these techniques in combination with my interest in photography, nature and environmental concerns. Through the manipulation of images on single or multiple forms I am exploring the interaction of form, line and movement, transparency and reflection.
My work is based around the experience of living in East Yorkshire, very close to the sea . The colours, textures and sensual properties of the shore and surrounding environment are portrayed in mixed media pieces. Translucent kiln formed glass reflects the coastal light.
I trained as a fine artist, painting in ceramics, and have taught art ceramics and 3D for 30 years. I have just completed an MA in glass at the university of Wolverhampton and I have my own studio at home.
I design and create several collections of kiln-formed glasswork for the home. Many of my designs are influenced by my training in both textiles and illustration.
After a career working with children and in the last ten years hearing impaired pupils in a secondary school I decided to embark on furthering my own education and started my degree two years ago. I am studying 3D Contemporary Craft and have been enticed for the last year by working with glass.
Jackie’s work is varied, - small domestic pieces to large public artworks - striking patterns; fluid, layered detail; painted, printed, sand-blasted; kiln-formed. Her background is fine art, history, landscape design; she uses these skills to develop her work - inspired by nature, layering processes of history , the glass itself. She also teaches stained glass.