Rebecca’s background is in ceramics and recently shifted the focus of her practice towards art jewellery and sculptural wearables.
Drawing inspiration from the confectionary industry her collection aims to glamorise the simple pleasures in life. Having explored the rainbow spectrum of sweet treats from penny chews and lollies in luminous packaging, to cakes and pastries piled with cream, fruit, and icing, she has distilled these treats down to their simplest forms, colours, and compositions. A sickly sweet pastel colour palette derived from the sticky opacity of fruity chews, marshmallows, and foams is achieved through a combination of stained porcelain and carefully matched gemstones. Nuggets of cast porcelain and oversized gemstones are wrapped up in silver bezel settings and arranged in a collaged pick ‘n’ mix of pleasurable extravagance. The formality of precious materials is removed to create wearables that drip with the desire of momentary self-indulgence and look good enough to eat. The concurrence of porcelain and silver with the incongruous and dispensable, nature of the subject matter creates an ironic play of worth between what we desire and what we choose to indulge in.
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