Jacqueline Poncelet established herself as a major figure on the international ceramics scene in the 1970s and 80s. In the 1990s she diversified her practice to include painting, sculpture and public art commissions, ending the decade as one of the three curators of the British Art Show. She has had numerous solo and public exhibitions both in the UK and abroad, and has won a number of awards.
Increasingly collaborative in her practice, she often works with architects; one of her recent collaborations is with architects Wilkinson Eyre, creating an artwork for the façade of Queen Mary University Humanities building on the Mile End Road. Poncelet is also active as a curator and educator, lecturing in the UK, Netherlands and Canada.