Muse: Makers in Museums Education Visits

Blackbrook Primary School’s beautiful books

After a great day at the Museum meeting the creative year1/2 pupils from Blackbrook Primary School, I was invited in to work with them the following day.

Everyone worked fantastically to create little books, illustrating their favourite pieces in the exhibition and Museum Collection. I think the Museum might be tempted to use these as guide books!!

As a group they also recorded the best parts of their two days of being part of the Muse: Makers in Museums project.

Well done everyone, it was wonderful to work with the pupils and staff from Blackbrook Primary School.
– Jacky Oliver, Muse Artist


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.