Jacqueline Ryan

Born 1966, Finchley, London

"I am interested in nature and its micro-details….growth patterns in plants and other organisms, decay, movement, composition and structure all influence me from the natural objects I draw, study, collect or photograph in macro-format.

My pieces too are like miniatures from nature. Abstracted details of qualities I have observed, altered and transformed first into miniature sculptural paper models and then into gold.  Much of my work is made up of loosely-fixed moveable elements, which shake, rattle or vibrate complementing the movements of the wearer’s body.  I like to consider my work as wearable art.  The interaction of the wearer with the work should bring the piece to life and this, to me, completes its function."

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Working in Todi, Italy

1985             Foundation Course, Harlow Technical College, Essex
1986-1989   West Surrey College of Art, Farnham, Surrey, BA Jewellery & Metalwork
1989-1991   Royal College of Art, London, MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery

Jacqueline Ryan has work in the following public collections:

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Aberdeen
Ayrton Metals Platinum Collection, London
National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
Royal College of Art Collection, London
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London
West Surrey College of Art Collection, Farnham
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Museum für Künst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Museo degli Argenti, Florence, Italy
Alice and Louis Koch, Switzerland
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, USA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia