Martine Jackson is a ceramic artist based in Cape Town. She is known for her distinctive organic-shaped vessels, bold pattern language, and rich, glazed surfaces. She approaches each piece primarily as a sculptural medium whose dynamic tension comes from the interplay of three-dimensional form and two-dimensional surface.
Martine graduated from the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2000. She works and teaches at the Barbara Jackson School of Ceramics founded in 1978 by her late mother. An established ceramicist in South Africa, Barbara introduced Martine to clay at the young age of five.
She recently participated in a group show at SMAC, Stellenbosch, has been selected for Southern Guild’s annual collections, and her work has appeared at 100% Design South Africa. She has exhibited internationally in New York, London, Oslo, and Hamburg. Commissions include work for Singita’s luxury safari lodges, Delaire Graff’s owner’s villa, and the V&A Waterfront Marina, a cluster of nine apartment buildings in Cape Town.