city of design day twelve – alison jackson

Monday, 7 November 2023


Alison Jackson is a mid-career gold and silversmith whose practice spans across jewellery and tableware.

Fusing aesthetics with functionality, Jackson’s tableware is particularly noteworthy, and includes a production range of finely crafted stainless steel cheese tools, butter knives and spoons – produced using a combination of traditional and small scale manufacturing techniques. Jackson’s elegant exhibition work includes, amongst other pieces, stunning hand raised copper and silver bowls. Jackson’s work is highly functional and considered, whilst retaining a unique character and unexpected playfulness.

A graduate of the Australian National University School of Art, Jackson has exhibited throughout Australia and Germany, and has won a number of awards. Most recently in 2015, Alison was the recipient of an Australia Council New Work Grant and awarded the Canberra Critics’ Circle Award for her 2015 solo exhibition at Craft ACT, Table Tools.

Image: ’10 Vessels 10 Days’ (2015), Fine silver, copper, binding wire, hand raised. Exhibited as part of Table Tools.

city of design day twelve - alison jackson