Cape Town based Martine Jackson is the creative co-director of the Carrol Boyes brand as well as a ceramicist in her own right. Ceramics remains a great passion for Martine, who was introduced to it by her late mother, ceramicist Barbara Jackson. Distinctive organic shapes adorned with repetitive patterns are the hallmark of Martine Jackson’s one-of-a-kind, hand-built ceramic pieces. This is reflected in Curve, her debut range of ceramics for Carrol Boyes.
This elegant and interesting bowl named Sling Man – is just one example from a new range of products with a copper finish by Carrol Boyes called the Fire Collection. Available now, the dynamic body of work has taken close to two years to complete. After a lengthy period of experimentation the perfect colour was created, reminiscent of the hue of pink gold. This carefully devised process has been developed in such a way that the copper does not react with the elements and therefore will not tarnish.
Other innovative new ranges are the results of the successful collaboration between Carrol and her two stepdaughters, Kim and Martine, who are now also the Creative Directors of the brand. Kim Jackson-Meltzer and Martine Jackson-Klotz both grew up in an artistic environment.
They graduated from the Michaelis School of art at the University of Cape Town. Both women have strengths in different areas which, combined with Carrol’s expertise and guidance, allows for interesting and unique designs. The varying skills and capabilities of Kim and Martine means they are able to complement each other in the work they do as Creative Directors of Carrol’s company.
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Martine specializes in graphic design and creative direction. Recently, she was commissioned by the developers of the V&A Waterfront Marina in Cape Town where she was asked to create installations for the lobbies of eight apartment buildings. Kim has worked with high end brands such as Harrods London, Kelly Hoppen, Neiman Marcus, Sferra Bros and Century Furniture to name but a few. She brings her expertise and experience in the areas of styling, product design and creative direction to the company.
The inimitable combination of Kim, Martine and Carrol means that the company has been able to mark its twenty first year with truly unforgettable and unique product ranges. Their combined passion for business and design undoubtedly creates a positive future for the already world renowned company.
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