Born in London, Jacqueline began her studies in the fine and applied arts at Harlow Technical College, Essex in 1985 with a one-year foundation course. The following year she enrolled at the West Surrey College of Art in Farnham, Surrey within the faculty of 3-dimensional design, specialising in metalwork and jewellery. In 1988 she spent one semester of her studies at the Fachhochschule (College of Art and Design) Germany.  She graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and continued her studies in art specialising in jewellery and goldsmithing at the Royal College of Art in London In 1991 she graduated with a Master of Arts degree and in 1992 moved to Padua, Italy with the goldsmith Giovanni Corvaja where they worked together for 9 years before moving in the region of Umbria in 2001. Jacqueline still resides in Italy.