Design: Alison Jackson – Contemporary Gold and Silversmith

by The Editor

There really are some fantastic young designers around Canberra. Clicking through Facebook last week we rediscovered Ali Jackson, a local gold and silvermith who had caught our eye around five years ago at the ANU School of Art graduate exhibition.


Having graduated ANU with honours, Ali spent some time working and studying in Germany, picking up a couple of prizes and exhibiting on a few occasions. It was great training which would hold Ali in good stead should she ever return to the region.

It did.

On return to Australia, in 2008 Ali started Pocket Studio in Queanbeyan. Along with a couple of other artists, the idea was to create a true studio space where artists could assist and inspire each other and develop their styles. In fact, studio space is currently available. If you’ve got the urge to expand your creative horizons have a look at the Pocket Studio website.

While the designs at the top of the post show the influence of Fink design, where she works on a part-time basis, her work tends towards pure gold and silver objects utilising negative space and hollow shapes to add extra form to the precious metals. See the gallery below for examples. If you like what you see, Alison’s jewellery and homewares can be found at the Craft ACT shop, the Portrait Gallery Shop, and Bilk Gallery.

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Alison Jackson Contemporary Gold and Silversmith

Pocket Studio