Around 2010 after a conversation with a florist, Jacqui started making clay roses. The aim was to make a ceramic rose to use in a wedding bouquet, something to be kept.
After starting with a simple, formulated shape a progression of roses followed, changing the material to porcelain to make the roses more delicate and realistic.
Studying roses in depth, Jacqui realised the huge variety and complex nature of this flower.
Deciding to create a light piece, Jacqui designed a metal cage like frame and attached 81 roses each of which has been copied from an original garden rose. This project, which took three years to complete was hung at Port Elliot in 2012, short listed for the RA summer exhibition 2014, shown at Some Ideas during London Design Festival 2015 and now hangs in her London studio.