cambridge contemporary crafts

Kieta Jackson

Kieta Jackson has produced a fantastic range of bicycle brooches inspired by the streets and many cyclists of Cambridge for our gallery. Kieta's textile sculptures demonstrate two things, wonderful elegant containing forms and a sense of antiquity in another world and time. She works primarily with wires and sheet metal and builds vessels and forms of crocheted and woven fabric.

"The process starts with a fine gauge wire which is then woven on a loom by hand, creating a  fabric which is manipulated into the sculptural identity.  I am always thriving to create a harmonious relationship with material and form so the sculptures resonate found artefacts, archaeological remains and elements from the sea."

Whilst her pieces adopt shapes borrowed from unearthed objects she also distresses and patinates the surface of the metal, often leaving warped threads left hanging loosely, conveying deterioration and corrosion. We are left believing that her sensitive forms are ancient artefacts one would view in a museum or have been long forgotten.


The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on,uk or call us on 01223 361200 to find out which pieces are currently available.