Confident and challenging best describes this entirely new body of work. It is the result of thoughtful development through 20 years of making objects in glass, that integrate concept with technical skill in their realisation. Throughout this time he has travelled widely recording images and impressions of his experiences, using drawing, writing and photography. His resulting works in glass express his findings, and questions raised, through forms that are provocative yet harmonious, animated with markmaking and carving which challenge the boundaries between surface and internal language.
He received a Diploma in Techniques and Technology of Hand Glassmaking and Decoration from Dudley College of Technology in 1986. He went on to study his BA under Ray Flavell and Steven Proctor at WSCAD, graduating in 1989. He has lectured at WSCAD and North Oxfordshire College. He has also mentored for Crafts Council, England. Throughout the 90’s he travelled and worked in glass studios in the USA, Denmark and UK. In 2000 he set up a glass studio with Sally Fawkes in Gloucestershire.
Richard Jackson has an international exhibition profile and works to commission.
Public Collections include: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; M.A.V.A. Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain; National Museums of Scotland, UK