Rebecca de Quin

Rebecca de Quin

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Rebecca graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990. Since then she has combined silversmithing practice with a career in teaching at a number of UK institutions. Her work has been shown in major exhibitions at home and internationally and she is represented in several major UK collections including the Crafts Council, Birmingham Museum, V&A Museum and the Goldsmiths’ Company. She teaches in the Royal College of Art’s department of Jewellery and Metal. Rebecca acquired her current London studio in 2002, in order to extend her silversmithing practice and to provide workspace opportunities for other silversmiths and jewellers. She is a member of the of Contemporary British Silversmiths and a freeman of Goldsmiths' Company. Rebecca’s early work expressed interest in development of traditional scoring techniques towards complexity in the construction of sheet metal forms. Vessel sets and flatware were minimal, elegant decorative detail. Current themes, inspired by Modernism and the Purist paintings of Le Corbusier and Ozenfant, incorporate silver with non precious metals, exploiting opportunity to highlight the preciousness of silver and explore sculptural constructs of replication, inversion, positioning, scale alongside variation in surface finish and colour.  

Awards:

- Crafts Council; Setting Up Grant, sponsored by the D’Oyle Carte Opera Company 1991- London Arts board; Awards to Individual Artists, Photographers and Craftspeople 1997

Public Collections:

1)Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’, London2) Crafts Council, London3) Liverpool Museum4) Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery5) Brighton Museum & Art Gallery6) City of Aberdeen Museum7) Ulster Museum, Northern Ireland8) Shipley Gallery, Gateshead9) Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum

Publications:

Articles and article references:- The Times, The Past 25 Years in Silver, November 10 2006- Elle Decoration, July 2006- Rosemary Ransome Wallace, Curator’s Report, GOLDSMITHS’ REVIEW 2001/2002, pages 60&61- How to Spend It, Lustre for Life, WEEKEND FT, April 2001, pages 20&21- Michael Hall, Designs on the Future, COUNTRY LIFE, January 25 2001- Design, EVENING STANDARD HOMES & PROPERTY, January 26 2000, pages 12&13- Michael Hall, Silver with Fizz, COUNTRY LIFE, June 19 1997- Martina Woolner/ Brian adams, Cadish Behavior, ARTISTS NEWSLETTER, May 1996 Book references:- Keith Smith, SILVERSMITHING: A MANUAL OF DESIGN AND TECHNIQUES,  Crowood Press 2000- Christopher Frayling, ART AND DESIGN 100 YEARS OF THE ROYAL - COLLEGE OF ART, Collins & Brown 1999- Peta Levi ed. NEW BRITISH DESIGN, Mitchell Beasley 1998 Catalogues:- Treasures of the 20th Century The Goldsmiths’ Company, London- SILVER AND TEA, The Goldsmiths’ Company, London 1998- METALMORPHOSIS, Museum of the Decorative Arts, Prague & the British Council 1998- Christianne Weber, SILBER GESTALTUNG, Klinkardt & Biermann 1992- Treasures of the 20th Century The Goldsmiths’ Company, London


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    Sterling Silver Cutlery

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    Silhouette Christmas Decorations

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    Quilted Christmas Decorations

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    Three Vessels

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    Stacking Vessels

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    Vase with Blue Sleeve

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    Two Vessels

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    Vessel

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    Silver Baskets

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    Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers

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