Alison Jackson’s practice is split equally between designing and hand making jewellery and tableware pieces. Her signature jewellery collection draws inspiration from the clean lines of geometric shapes, paired against soft satin finishes. Each piece is hand crafted from sterling silver and complimented with gold and oxidised finishes.
Combining traditional silversmithing techniques with a contemporary aesthetic, Alison individually hand raises each piece of hollowware from flat sheet through to the finished form. This age old process is intensely time consuming often taking days to complete as the metal is hammered, shaped and worked.
Alison has had her work selected for the 16th Silver Triennial in Germany, an international travelling exhibition and was subsequently invited as one of twelve international silversmiths to exhibit at Inhorgenta in Munich, Germany.
Alison has exhibited throughout Australia and Germany and has won a number of awards. In 2013 was awarded the Rosalie Gascoigne Memorial Award to assist with production of her new tableware pieces and was also named as runner-up in the prestigious Qantas Spirit of Youth Award, Craft and Object Design category. Alison is a current recipient of an Australia Council New Work Grant.