If you have any questions about my process or would like to get in touch about a commission or anything else, don't hesitate to send me a letter, drop an email or give me a call.

 

info@rebeccasarahblack.com

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Process Studios, 2 Easter Road

Edinburgh, EH7 5AN

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Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9DF
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Rebecca Sarah Black is a contemporary jewellery designer and bone smith who creates statement, sculptural and wearable jewellery. Her work is inspired by our constant struggle with identity, the harsh landscape of the coastline and traditional Scottish folklore. Reacting and responding to this she designs work that evokes a sense of place within the wearer.

Working in a transformative process, she takes material that has no precious quality and builds them up or carves them into something new, complex and emotive, giving her work a new precious quality. Her work mimics the forms of rough natural rocks of the shore line, reflecting the shapes and forms she finds visually inspiring, and evokes a natural feeling of connection to the landscape and sense of place within the wearer.

Currently based in the multi disciplinary studio space of Process Studios in Edinburgh, Rebecca is also available as a tutor in jewellery making.

About

Rebecca Sarah Black is a contemporary jewellery designer / maker and bone-smith who is inspired by our constant struggle with identity, the harsh landscape of the coastline and traditional folklore. She sees the conflict we have with identity and our connection to the landscape naturally reflected in the formation of the jagged rocky coastline, particularly in the east of Scotland. Responding to this visual inspiration, her work combines the carving of bovine bone and the use of precious metals to create statement jewellery with an asymmetrical, complex and emotive form. 

All bone material is locally and ethically sourced from a reputable supplier in Dundee.

If you would like to know more about Rebecca's process as a designer and maker, or her use of material, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Rebecca Sarah Black is a contemporary jewellery designer / maker from Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work is inspired by the dramatic coastline of Britain — rock formations, crevices and clusters, and the textures and colours brought on by the eroding tide.


The spark of Rebecca’s work is her fascination with traditional Scottish Folklore - epic tales of Selkies, Kelpies, Rashen Coatie and the Bean-Nighe are all connected to and born from the dramatic landscape. Every piece she creates retains this allure at its centre.

Working in a transformative process, she works with natural materials as well as precious metal, carving or building up structures and forms in her work she finds visually inspiring creating a feeling of topophilia for the wearer.

Rebecca is currently a resident at the renowned Bishopsland Educational Trust in Reading, South Oxfordshire.


Training and Experience

2016-2017 - Resident at Bishopsland Educational Trust, South Oxfordshire

2014-2016 - Studio Resident at Process Studios, Edinburgh

2014-2016 - Jewellery Tutor at Process Studios, Edinburgh

2010-2014 - BDes (1st Class Honours) Jewellery & Metal Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Dundee.

 

Awards

2017 'Rising Star Award' For New Silversmiths, Selected by Hannah Lemon, Editor of Mayfair Magazine at 'Inspired'

2016 Selected for Hothouse, Crafts Council 6 Month Business Programme

2014 Precious Metal Bursary, Scottish Goldsmiths

2014 Tayberry Gallery Degree Show Award


 

2015

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester

Craft Scotland Summer Show, White Stuff, George St. Edinburgh

Festival of Making, Process Studios, Edinburgh

New Designers One Year On, Business Design Centre, London

2014

Winter Showcase, Cabinet Gallery, Edinburgh

Saltmarket on the Square, RBS St. Andrews Square, Edinburgh

O-pin at Festival, Glasgow Green, Glasgow

New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

DJCAD Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee

Scottish Gold, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Glasgow

Previous Exhibitions and Events

2017

'Bishopsland at The Saville Club, London

'Inspired' - Festival of Silver at The Goldsmiths Centre, London

'Festival of Silver at Craft In Focus' RHS Wisley,

2016

'Christmas at Bishopsland', Bishopsland Educational Trust, South Oxfordshire

'The Jewellery Show', The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds

Craft Scotland Summer Show, White Stuff, George St. Edinburgh

'Lannair', Tighnabruaich Gallery, Tighnabruaich

'LOOP', Biscuit Factory, Newcastle 

Tea Green Concept Atelier, Dundee

The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon

'Eco-Craft', RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

Getting Started, The Goldsmiths Centre, London

 

 

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