Yorkshire based Rebecca graduated from Staffordshire University in 2018 with a
First-Class BA (hons) in 3D Design: Ceramics and currently works from her studio
space in Sheffield.
With abstract marks influenced by abandoned spaces and graffitied walls,
Rebecca looks at the natural and urban landscape and how organic matter and
rusted metal are juxtaposed. The bold strokes of paint and scratched markings
relate to her own two-dimensional mark making and the energetic abstract
painting style that she has developed.
Driven by exploring this relationship between 2D and 3D. Rebecca’s practice
examines the use of ink and emulsion in her own paintings and how this can be
translated into clay by using coloured slips and oxides. Combining industrial
methods of production with expressive surface pattern she creates unique,
functional ceramics. Simple in form, these pieces allow for the bold application
of decoration to catch the viewers’ attention. Using vivid hues contrasted against
a monochrome palette, she works quickly on each vessel to create a sense of
energy and spontaneity.