Name

John Stewart Jackson

About

JOHN STEWART JACKSON is an experienced sculptor, known for his interactive and collaborative approach to space, movement and sound. Jackson studied art at Birmingham-Southern College, Alabama, where he was awarded the Art Student of the Year Award for artistry upon his graduation. With a specialization in cast-iron sculpture, Jackson served six years as Foundry Manager at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in the metal arts program, Sloss Metal Arts. He has won numerous awards and commissions for his work, including Birmingham’s Best Young Artists Award, a commission by Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) for sculpture at the Marina Barrage, and a performance art commission for the Singapore Management Universities Art Festival Opening Ceremony. Jackson is also known for his collaborations with such notable artists as Singapore ceramic artist Jessie Lim, international musician and composer Dirk Johan Stromberg, and professional dancer and choreographer Heidi Nicole Stoeckley. Jackson recently served as a curriculum specialist, teacher and global arts ambassador for School of the Arts (SOTA) in Singapore for the past 7 years. He has recently developed an art casting foundry in Birmingham, Alabama with Joe McCeary and Kris Merschat, two locally renowned Sculptors.

Specialties

  • Casting Iron
  • Bronze
  • Fabrication
  • Woodworking
  • Teaching