Jacqueline Rolls willow sculptor creating outside Photographer Nick Carter

Jacqueline Rolls is a sculptor and  mixed media artist  based in Hampshire, England .

She works with a variety of media  which over time has taken her in different directions,

In recent years her passion  for experimenting  and weaving  with natural and found materials  has been her main focus and her time is divided between working on her own projects and working as a willow sculptor.

In the autumn of 2019 Jacqueline was awarded a “talent development grant  by the arts organisation a-space arts, to spend time as artist in residence at  Furzey Gardens located  in the New Forest where  she was able to spend time  investigating and experimenting with discarded materials in the garden.

In August 2021 Jacqueline was delighted to learn that she had been awarded a  “Developing your creative practise grant” from  Arts Council England.

The support has  allowed  her to take time  out form her every day practise to experiment and explore  new ways of working , she is currently  spending time as artist tin residence at Tudor House Museum located in Southampton Hampshire.

Phil Gibby, Area Director, Arts Council England, South West, said:
“We’re delighted to support Jacqueline Rolls through our Developing Your Creative Practice funding programme, thanks to National Lottery players. This investment will give Jacqueline time to focus on her creative development as a willow sculpture artist, to experiment, and to take creative risks. At the Arts Council we believe that creativity fulfils us as individuals and helps us to better understand the world, which is why we’re so pleased to back Jaqueline in developing her creative potential.”