Alison Jackson is a designer, maker and contemporary Silversmith based in Canberra Australia. Completing a Gold and Silversmithing degree at the Australian National University, Alison holds over two decades of artistic and technical metal forming expertise.
Craftsmanship and the way pieces are made has always been an influence to Alison. From the way two surfaces join together, a junction, or the way an edge has been finished, it’s all in the details of an object. It is the perfection of being imperfect and the distinctive nature of structures and objects that inspires her.
By linking the rich history of metal-working to present-day artistic practices, Alison intertwines her fine hand-crafting skills with the experimental nature of design and metal forming.
With an aesthetic best described as elegant, timeless, and minimal, Alison showcases her work through her fine jewellery, tableware, large scale installation, limited editions and exhibition work.
Alison’s work is held in both public and private collections, including a large acquisition by the Canberra Museum and Gallery. A recipient of numerous notable awards and grants such as the Australia Council for the Arts and artsACT project grants, Alison’s work has been exhibited widely within Australia and also internationally, including at Inhorgenta (Germany) and Milan Design Week (Italy).