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Confident and challenging best describes the work of Richard Jackson. It is the result of thoughtful development through more than 20 years of making objects in glass, that integrate concept with technical skill in their realisation. Throughout this time he has travelled widely recording images and impressions of his experiences, using drawing, writing and photography.
His resulting works in glass express his findings, and questions raised, through forms that are provocative yet harmonious, animated with markmaking and carving that challenge the boundaries between surface and internal language.

His work is represented in public collections including Victoria and Albert Museum, National Museums of Scotland and M.A.V.A. Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain.

Jackson received a Diploma in Techniques and Technology of Hand Glassmaking and Decoration from Dudley College of Technology in 1986. He went on to study his BA under Steven Proctor and Ray Flavell at West Surrey College of Art and Design, graduating in 1989. Since then he has taken short courses of study at San Francisco State University, USA, Northlands Creative Glass, Scotland and at Bullseye Resource Centre, USA.

Throughout the 1990’s he worked in glass studios in USA (John Lewis Glass 1991-1993), Denmark (Baltic Sea Glass 1996) and UK (Fusion Glass Design (1998-2000) and held the position of technician at Surrey Institute of Art and Design, UK (1995-1998). He has also lectured at Surrey Institute of Art and Design and North Oxfordshire College.
In 2000 he set up a large, well equipped glass studio with Sally Fawkes in Gloucestershire, UK that enables them to undertake projects of notable scale.

He was the main prize winner of The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Prize in 2007 and Runner Up for a collaborative work with Sally Fawkes in 2012. He has also received awards for his work from the Arts Council, England (2002 and 2008), Crafts Council, England (2002) and The Department of Trade and Industry, UK, (2005).

Richard Jackson has an international exhibition profile showing in Museums and galleries. He also works to commission, often site specifically, for public, corporate and private spaces.