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About Jacky Oliver

Originally trained in Jewellery at Middlesex University, Jacky went on to study for an MA at the Royal College of Art.
Jacky utilizes a range of metalwork techniques and processes. Including silversmithing, blacksmithing and enamelling to create small hand held objects through to large-scale architectural pieces, for commissions, residencies and exhibitions.
Teaching and community work has been an important part of Jacky’s career. She has taught in schools, colleges and universities around the UK, as well as being joint Course Leader for the Design Crafts BA at De Montfort University. Jacky also undertakes workshops with participants with Special Educational Needs, which is extremely rewarding.
‘Looking Forward II’ Jacky’s entry for Pewter Live 2019 won First Prize and Best in show. In 2020 Jacky received an Arts Council Grant to support her Collect Open project at Collect Art Fair, with the Crafts Council. She was awarded the ‘Tinplate Workers alias Wireworkers Cockpit 2022 Bursary.

Entry description

A sculpture celebrating the amazing work of the charity ‘Bees and Refugees’, It’s founder Ali said ‘Freedom of movement’ was very important. The piece would be a linear steel structure of hexagons, supporting with panels of pewter with details of the charity, both the refugees it supports
and the bees.