Rosemary Jacks Profile

Rosemary Jacks

Working from her studio in the old village bakery, in Musbury, in East Devon, Rosemary makes a selection of wheel thrown, earthenware pottery. Influenced by traditional slipware and the harvest jugs from North Devon and taking reference from the natural world around her home, her pieces are both fun and functional. Quirky decoration of bird, animal and plant motifs using a variety of techniques, such as sgraffito, paper resist and brush work, cover her boldly thrown pieces. The application of oxides and underglaze colours, under a soft clear glaze give a subtle earthy quality which would fit both country and contemporary homes and make for an interesting and cheerful additional to any kitchen.

More recently Rosemary has been developing her skills by making more complex pieces, influenced by 18th and 19th century country house tableware and is developing a range of new pieces taking inspiration from English Delftware and other blue and white historical pieces.

Rosemary sells her work at a number of galleries throughout the UK, and attends fayres in the South West including:

  • The Contemporary Craft Festival 2016
  • River Cottage Spring Food Festival
  • Nourish, Sidmouth Folk Festival
  • Clay: A festival of Ceramics and Devon Art Festival

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