Jackie is a ceramic sculptor who is passionate about making life-size animal characters. An artist in her own right Jackie hand-builds her forms – not using props or armatures but working with the clay as it slowly firms and dries. She uses layers of oxides and coloured engobes to accentuate surface textures and marks to enhance her forms. The firing techniques Jackie uses make her sculptures strong and durable. Like many people she loves to relate to dogs. They have simple honest emotions and live in the moment. They come in all shapes, sizes and characters and have been an endless source of inspiration for her ceramic sculptures, lately joined by roosters and hens.