Nick Jackson


Nick Jackson Ceramics Bio After leaving school Nick attended Sir John Cass School of Art, London, studying Silversmithing, Goldsmithing and Allied Crafts. He then gained an apprenticeship at Asprey’s of London. After that he moved back to Dorset, where he ran his own Silversmithing and Goldsmithing workshop business. Nick decided to have a change of direction, to develop an abiding interest in trees, woodland and the natural environment, gaining a degree FdA Landscape Management and HNC in Arboriculture. This led to a career working within the Dorset countryside, he built the stone-pitched path from Lulworth Cove carpark up the hill to Durdle Door. It’s visible from Space! He also worked for several local councils, most recently as Senior Arboriculture and Landscape Officer for Bournemouth Council. Nick always had a yearning to learn about clay and ceramics and was fortunate enough to get a place on an introduction to pottery evening class at Weymouth College for one term and then two terms with Bill Crumbleholme. He was hooked. Nick’s experience and expertise in silver and gold design is evident in the eclectic ceramic pieces he creates. He finds working with clay very enjoyable, and a total pleasure to be working with his hands again. He relishes the challenge of creating new designs and using new techniques. Nick works from his garden pottery studio and is inspired by the very diverse Dorset landscape and coastline.