Jacqueline’s ceramic work draws inspiration from her natural environment. The pieces are extremely personal and solitary, displaying a simple and sometimes romantic narrative that is acquired from living within and exploring Exmoor on foot. She is particularly intrigued by the symbiotic relationship the deer have with the people of Exmoor. The handbuilt vessel form is prosaic rather than purely functional, with titles that are quite suggestive and evocative, inviting closer scrutiny. Surfaces are created through layers of colour and illustrations, the drawings being naive and sometimes primitive. Jacqueline studied for her BA and MA at Central St. Martins, where she was taught by Richard Slee, ‘the grand wizard of studio ceramics’, and Gillian Lowndes amongst others.