Jill Walker originally studied textile design at Leicester Polytechnic and Central School of Art, London in the mid-eighties before pursing a career in teaching. In 2006 she returned to education, graduating in 2010 with a first class honour degree in Contemporary Craft from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Jill now works as a full-time artist from her studio in Cheshire. She combines hand-built ceramic and intricate wirework with found objects to create small scale assemblages that explore objects as carriers of memory and narrative.
Recent bodies of work have been inspired by the things we choose to keep as tokens of remembrance, the kind of personal treasure that reminds us of people and places from our childhood. She references fairy stories, rhymes, toys and folklore and creates odd juxtapositions to suggest the unsettling nature of these often mundane objects and the way they stir our memories.
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