Courtney Jackson is an emerging contemporary jeweller based in South Australia. Upon finishing an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Jewellery) at Box Hill Institute of Tafe, Courtney went on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Gold and Silversmithing) at RMIT in 2012. In 2013, Courtney was accepted into the JamFactory as in associate in the Metal Design Studio. During her time there, she worked on several high profile commissions for Brand SA and the South Australian Museum. Courtney remains there as a studio tenant after completing the program in 2014, setting up a studio with the support of an Artstart grant from the Australia Council. Her practice involves making jewellery and objects for exhibition, limited edition product and commissions.
Courtney Jackson’s work explores the possibilities of manipulating fine precious metal wire using self-developed techniques. Courtney uses these techniques to create repetition, texture and detail, building complex pieces in wintry tones of silver and pale gold. These delicate wire based structures and solid patterned forms are imagined new life, alien blooms sprouting from a collision of industrial and natural landscapes.