Jacqueline Ryan

Born: 1966
Place of Birth: London

Jacqueline Ryan spent time at the Fachhochschule in Dusseldorf and after graduating from the Royal College of Art, London in 1991, she moved to Padua, Italy and shared a workshop with Giovanni Corvaja. Jacqueline works exclusively in gold and precious materials to create organic forms characterised by intricate arrangements of repeated elements, bringing to the field a unique voice grounded in the Italian tradition of architecture and design. Jacqueline now has her own workshop in Todi, Italy.

‘Most of my pieces are preceded by studies derived from living organisms, marine plants, flowers, or seeds and other found objects with the occasional aid of macrophotography that capture some of the finer-scale qualities more difficult to perceive with the naked eye. Repetition, naturally occurring in nature, is a recurrent theme that runs through much of my work as well as movement in which the composite shapes and forms from which my work is constructed move and sway with the body and sometimes jingle and rattle – quietly giving the work a pleasant tactile dimension and interacting with the wearer so that the piece may be animated and alive. I feel that my work has completed its cycle when it has found its wearer.’ - Jacqueline Ryan

Public Collections include: 

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Aberdeen; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France; Museum für Künst und Gewerbe,Hamburg, Germany; Museo degli Argenti, Florence, Italy; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

  • Ocean - Quadruplet Clam Earrings
    Jacqueline Ryan

    Ocean - Quadruplet Clam Earrings

    2017
    18ct gold and vitreous enamel
    H:1.8cm W:1.8cm D:0.9cm
    Price on Application
  • Flora - Bird Of Paradise Earrings
    Jacqueline Ryan

    Flora - Bird Of Paradise Earrings

    2017
    18ct gold with freshwater pearls
    H:1.8cm W:1.6cm D:0.8cm
    Price on Application
  • Hinged Ovals Necklace
    Jacqueline Ryan

    Hinged Ovals Necklace

    2016
    18ct gold and enamel
    W:1.1cm D:1.1cm L:51cm
    Price on Application
  • Ocean - Sea Star Cluster Earrings
    Jacqueline Ryan

    Ocean - Sea Star Cluster Earrings

    2016
    18ct gold
    H:2.7cm W:2cm D:1cm
    Price on Application
  • Large Ocean - Oyster Earrings
    Jacqueline Ryan

    Large Ocean - Oyster Earrings

    2016
    18ct gold
    H:2.5cm W:2.8cm D:0.7cm
    Price on Application
  • Ocean; Clam Collier
    Jacqueline Ryan

    Ocean; Clam Collier

    2014
    18ct gold and enamel
    H:43cm W:2cm
    Price on Application
  • Ocean; Open Clam Earrings I
    Jacqueline Ryan

    Ocean; Open Clam Earrings I

    2014
    18ct gold and enamel
    H:2.1cm W:2.1cm D:1.3cm
    Price on Application
  • Reef - Sea Leaf Earrings
    Jacqueline Ryan

    Reef - Sea Leaf Earrings

    2015
    18ct gold
    H:3cm W:1.5cm D:0.9cm
    Price on Application
  • Freshwater Pearl Clip On Earrrings
    Jacqueline Ryan

    Freshwater Pearl Clip On Earrrings

    2007
    18ct gold, freshwater pearls, vitreous enamel
    H:3cm W:3.4cm
    Price on Application
  • Earrings
    Jacqueline Ryan

    Earrings

    2011
    18ct gold
    H:3.6cm W:2.2cm
    Price on Application
  • Green enamel earrings
    Jacqueline Ryan

    Green enamel earrings

    2012
    18ct gold and enamel
    H:2cm W:2cm D:0.8cm
    Price on Application