(UNITED KINGDOM, 1982)
Brooch - Silver, porcelain.
Rebecca makes jewellery that combines luxurious porcelain with precious metals and semi-precious stones. Her deliciously irreverent jewellery glamorises the little pleasures in life, drawing inspiration from cakes, candies and biscuits, and 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.
Necklace - Iron, howlite, beads
The "Sharp Nature" collection emerged from my experiments to explore the different possibilities of transforming materials and shapes into something new and powerful. Metals and traditional silversmith processes have always inspired my work and influenced my creations. All my creations originate from contours of life and silhouettes of structures. The movements and patterns in nature, objects and urban life inspire me while I design.
Ring - Silver, horse bone, resin.
"Place for Myself"
As a contemporary jewellery artist, I explore life and nature. I am a transplanted woman: Japan to America. This is how the "Place for Myself" series was born; moving to a new place, settling, growing and blooming. I employ simple metalsmithing techniques: cutting, forming, and soldering. Then I combine horse bones and tree branches to make a functional object.
Brooch - Silver, gold.
My work represents the secret realm where I used to travel quite often in my childhood. It had a simple entrance that was hidden to the common eye. Now, I can barely perceive the entrance to this realm, yet the feeling remained alive. I use precious metals and gemstones. I imagine them as the perfect vocabulary for me to narrate my stories.
Brooch - Nylon wire, powder coating, brass, silver, wood, paint, cotton, steel.
I create by taking inspiration from the cultural texture and the geography I live in. I experience materials and production techniques by blending contrasts, such as east and west, the local and the global, the traditional and the modern, the geometric and the organic.
Brooch - Silver, pigments, cement, brass sheets, resin, sand, plaster, mixed media.
"Transformation" means the inner change, the work I do with myself and my soul. It is the best version of me, coming from the "dialogue with myself". Through silence, meditation and observation of my thoughts comes understanding and my need for change and internal transformation. It means the transition from negative to positive, my self-improvement, the change of course, the opening of new roads.
Ring – Silver, gold, pebbles, quartz.
"Free balance": the debate of life keeps me going every day. The demand on myself, I am introspective. Last summer, while travelling in Cyprus, I saw the natural stones on the beach and I was theirs. I picked up some rocks and I knew that one day I would like to design a piece of jewellery. Natural stones. I wanted to put both forms into play and use "play" as a lever. Balance, or imbalance in many cases, is the mystery that has followed me throughout this time.
Brooch - Acrylic, silver, glass beads, sequins, nylon wire.
"Go with the Glow"
"Go with the Glow" is about exploring the multisensory experience and making tactile luminous wearable pieces. This series includes brooches, bangles and rings that have an almost maritime appearance. Experimenting with acrylic, moving beads, ultraviolet reactive materials and fluorescent paints led to the works that not only offer visual enjoyment but also special tactile and auditory possibilities for perception.
Brooch - Plastic, gravel, wood.
While my background is in traditional craftsmanship, I have been working with a non-traditional material - plastic bags - since 2014. In mindless consumerism, we throw them away without thought, but they always end up accumulating back on our shores. By using this material in my pieces, I strive to remind people of the impact it has on our world.
Brooch - Balloon, paper, silver, stainless steel.
My approaches for work through material experimentation, in this case with balloons: I make many layers with balloons and cut them with a knife. By manipulating unorthodox components, I allow the unexpected to develop, creating a new vocabulary of contemporary aesthetics.
Pendant - Paper, wood, acrylic, varnishes, silver, alpaca, copper, brass, steel.
Shadow is a psychological term for everything we cannot see in ourselves. From an early age we adjust our behaviour to gratify our needs and learn to adapt to the external world. As we grow, we condition ourselves to keep all the unaccepted parts of us outside our conscious awareness, even though we drag them 'behind us' all the time in our subconscious.