Rebecca graduated from Staffordshire University in 2018 with a First-Class BA (hons) in 3D Design: Ceramics. In 2019 she was the winner of the Peak District Artisans Young Emerging Artisan Award. She now has a studio in Sheffield at Yorkshire Artspace.
Rebecca's ceramic practice is driven by her expressive painting style, with the abstract marks influenced by shapes and lines within the landscape. She translates the colours and textures onto her pots using slip decoration, mono-printing and bold glazes. The marks that are produced become gestural, using the surface as a vehicle for her drawing.
To create her earthenware vessels, Rebecca uses a combination of slip casting and hand building. The form is kept simple with curved sides to allow for the decoration to be the focal point of each piece. The interiors are glazed with rich, vibrant colours to give a contrast between the inside and exterior. Each piece is made with function in mind, bringing rich hues and echoes of the landscape into the home.
Platform and Function Award, British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, 2019
Best New Maker, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester, 2019
Young Emerging Artisan, Peak District Artisans, 2020