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Metalwork for exhibitions, commissions, residencies and the home


Jacky Oliver creates sculptural pieces that combine the heaviness of blacksmithing with the refinement and delicacy of jewellery work, giving her objects an unexpected lightness. Jacky’s work is defined by two strands: one side of her practice is about conducting in-depth research to create work that tells a story, to help draw people in and spark conversations around the piece. The other strand is about creating work that is purely about exploring line, compositions, space and creating shadows. “The one thing common to all my work is my attention to detail in the quality of finish. Each joint and line is created with care, thought and refinement.” Jacky works from her London studio at Cockpit Bloomsbury. Jacky is also a committed teacher of her craft, and believes in the power of creativity to enrich lives.  

(Tapiwa Matsinde for Homo Faber)

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and CV



Teaching Workshops 

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Bunhill Artist
in Residence

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M_Up Gallery 

on the workbench at Cockpit Bloomsbury

Cockpit Bloomsbury


Horse Power


We Are Commoners

Crafting the Future of Thurrock,  ( Deta

Crafting the Future of Thurrock

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Outdoor Work

Jacky Oliver Bee 217 Bombus Cullumanus (2022) etched and patinated steel and copper 40cm x

Fifty Bees

D Day 70 landing craft Poole Museum Arti

D-Day 70

The Marsh She Knows, Art on Romney Marsh, (detail) Drainage Gouge.JPG


Work in progress Jacky Oliver and Graeme

Oliver and Hawes

D Day 70 Paper models

Paper Work

Squares, patinated steel, Hastings

for the Home 

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Artist in Residence

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Gallery 57


Future Icons Selects
London Craft Week


University of Exeter

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Allotment Plots (Detail)

Collect 2020

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Muse: Makers in Museums

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Pollinators 2021

Collect 2021

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Leicester University
Botanic Gardens Artist in Residence

'Looking Forward' Making Peace Residency

Making Peace

Extreme weather Umbrella

Extreme Weather

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Other Work

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