Teign Heritage Museum, Teignmouth Artist: Jacky Oliver

Finally its all up

After a hectic week, of finishing the enamel pieces, bringing the various pieces put together, I finally headed down to Teignmouth. The set up went surprisingly smoothly, thanks to everyone at the Museum. Some of the beautiful Morgan Giles drawings were on display for the opening, which was wonderful, so it was easy for everyone to see where the inspiration came from. It was a lovely evening which such a warm response, thank you to everyone who was able to come along. I do hope that many more will see it there as part of Devon Open Studios






Jacky Oliver

Originally trained in Jewellery at Middlesex University, Jacky went on to study for an MA at the Royal College of Art. Her career has two mutually beneficial aspects to it – the fabrication of sculptural pieces and the facilitation of others artistic work. Working mainly in metal she utilizes a range of techniques and processes, including jewellery, silversmithing and blacksmithing skills to create small hand held objects through to large-scale architectural pieces. The one thing common to all her work regardless of scale is the attention to detail, gained from her training as a jeweller. Jacky creates work for commissions or exhibitions. Recently creating a site-specific piece for a National Trust Tithe Barn in Somerset. Another rewarding project was her residency at the Botanic Gardens Leicester, where she worked with a number of groups with special needs. Collaborating with two schools, Jacky used elements created by the participants to create two of the three permanent pieces she fabricated for permanent display in the gardens.