cambridge contemporary art

Jacqueline Pooley

Jacqueline’s work is inspired by a love of nature and is developed through a series of drawings. She uses porcelain as it is a white high firing clay, adding vibrancy to the glazes, and when fired it is a very strong material. Pieces are imprinted with texture, which show the softness and the versatility of the clay, and then the fine details are highlighted with coloured oxides. She produces her own glazes, mixing these together to achieve a rich and varied texture on the surface, adding several layers to one piece. The glazes fill up the gaps like rivulets of water; giving fluidity and depth to the work. The glazes can be unpredictable. Jacqueline enjoys the excitement of opening the kiln, with some pieces the glazes may work together, other times they may have to be re-glazed and fired again. Jacqueline trained at West Surrey College of Art and Design with teachers such as Sebastian Blackie, John Maltby and Takeshi Yasuda. She now works from her studio in rural Norfolk near the broads. Other pieces she produces are large fish/bird hangings and porcelain leaf mobiles. Jacqueline is happy to take commissions.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available.