Jacqueline Clark makes thrown and handbuilt forms inspired both by the sea and tide as well as by the creek where her studio is located. Thrown forms often feature a broad, flattened rim intended to loosely reference the topsides of traditional boats. She inscribes much of her work with lines referencing the environment, for example how the tide and man mark the landscape.
Glazes include a gentle grey to reflect the soft focus of the view in mizzle and a turquoise-blue, the vibrant colour of the sea on a summer's day. Her handbuilt sculptural gigs are made from local stoneware clay, some loaded with oxide, and capturing the essence of the boats, some suggesting movement, some static. Other work is inspired by the traditional industry of Cornwall, past and present; mining, boatbuilding and sea trade.
Jacqueline Clark studied ceramics at Cardiff and was Learning and Participation Officer at the Leach Pottery in St Ives for six years. As well as exhibiting in galleries across the South West, she also teaches throwing classes at her studio in Penpol, Cornwall.