Rebecca originally comes from a background in ceramics. She has recently changed direction in her practise and developed a new body of jewellery that combines luxurious porcelain with precious metals and semi precious stones.
Her deliciously irreverent collection aims to glamorise the little pleasures in life, drawing inspiration from confectionary items; cakes, candies, biscuits, and also from their packaging. She removes the formality of the materials so they drip with the desire of momentary self-indulgence, and turns everyday items into a collage of pleasurable extravagance.
2003 – 2004 University of Wales Institute, Cardiff: MA Ceramics
1999 – 2003 Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design: Batchelor of Design (Hons) Ceramics, 1st Class.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
Jul 2016 ‘Paperworks’ Centre for Contemorary Craft & Design, Sleaford
Mar 2016 ‘Made With Love’, Centre for Contemorary Craft & Design, Sleaford
Dec 2015 Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery, Plymouth
Aug 2015 ‘Dazzle’, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh
Dec 2012 ‘Kama, Sesso et Design’, Trienallae Musem of Design, Milan
Nov 2012 SOFA, Chicago
Mar 2012 ‘Selling Sex’– Show Studio, London
Feb 2012 VAS & SSA Annual Exhibitions, RSA, Edinburgh
Dec 2011 BJCEM internation bienalle of young Artists, Greece
Nov 2011 ‘Reflections’, The City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Oct 2011 Representing UK at International Young Artists Biennalle, Greece
Jun 2011 ‘Blue’, Flow Gallery, London
May 2011 ‘Revolution’, The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire
May 2011 Collect 2011, The Saatchi Gallery, Sloane Square, London.
Oct 2010 UKYA01, Pickford’s House, Derby
Aug 2010 ‘Life Is Sweet’, The Harley Gallery, Wellbeck, Nottinghamshire
May 2010 Collect 2010 with Craft Scotland, The Saatchi Gallery, London
May 2010 “Flourishing Fantasies”, Craft2eu, Hamburg, Germany
Mar 2010 VAS Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Jan 2010 ‘Hotpot; Art, Food and People’, FCAC, St Andrews Museum
Oct 2009 Proverbial Porcelain, Zelli Porcelain, London
Mar 2009 “Collect”, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Feb 2009 Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
Aug 2008 National Sculpture Awards, Bluecoat, Liverpool
Jun 2008 Biennale de Ceramique, Andennes, Belgium
Mar 2006 “Talente 2006”, International Hendwerksmesse, Munich
Mar 2012 Hope Scott Development Award
Oct 2009 Shortlisted for the Zelli Porcelain Prize, London
Jul 2009 Scottish Arts Council Creative Development Award
Aug 2008 Shortlisted for The National Sculpture Awards, Liverpool.
Jun 2008 Peoples Choice Award, Biennalle de Ceramique, Belgium