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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.
...a series of intimate portraits using sensuous curves to convey the emotional impact of an unseen pressure. As external pressure is exerted, the glass body distorts and softly collapses, altering the internal space. This is constricted, suffocated, but draws attention to the dynamic surface tension and the forms to which this resilient material can be pushed. Bodies can bear inconceivable pressure but skin is thin, and the indelicate touch can bruise.
1977-80 - BA Hons in Fine Art1994-96 - Post Graduate Diploma in Stained Glass, Central St Martins, London1996-97 - Fellowship for 1-yr study in glass at CSM.1997-present - making public and private commissions in stained glass and also decorative free-standing glass pieces using fusing/slumping techniques.