Jacqueline lives on Exmoor and her love and deep knowledge of its landscape, flora and fauna is apparent in the painterly, multi-layered decoration of her hand-built clay pieces.
Jacqueline says ‘I draw inspiration from the immediate Exmoor landscape rather than research. My work is uncomplicated and I wish it to simply portray my love for this particular environment. It is personal and solitary and displays a simple and sometimes romantic narrative taken from regularly walking on Exmoor. It has always been important to me that viewers of my ceramics are left knowing, without a doubt, that my work is very definitely made from clay and I wish to demonstrate an overall rawness and immediacy. In short, I like the clay to show itself.’