ABOUT

 

 

 

Rebecca creates objects of beauty that allude to the natural world, researching structural and decorative elements that combine the organic with the geometric. Originally inspired by patterns in the sedimentary rocks of Hunstanton Cliffs in Norfolk, she has developed a layered design which she translates into all landscapes she responds to. These include places she has visited, responding to colours, textures, and markings to create an ‘atmosphere’ of the landscape, or environments depicted by professional photographers. She focuses on the formation of linear repeating patterns present in the natural world and how they can be altered and abstracted when perceived from an aerial perspective. She is also drawn to patterns in micro environments like the crevices and contours of wood, bark, and rock, comparing the similarities to macro patterns through alteration of perspective also. She translates these markings into designs to incorporate into layers, continuing to explore contrast between dense pattern, sparse designs, solid colour, simplicity of form, with complexity of the interior.

 

Rebecca is driven by aesthetics and was drawn to glass initially because of its beautiful materiality, its transparency, fluidity, and light reflective qualities, enabling experimentation with depth and the interior, exploiting the material’s unique aspects. Her sculptures are made by casting layers of glass together in moulds, separate colour application through fusing frits, powders, and experiments with platinum leaf. Kiln firing takes four days to two weeks, and six stages of grinding and polishing are required to achieve high levels of clarity.

 

C.V.

 

Galleries:

 

FBC London, The Pimlico Road, London

 

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran

 

Publications:

 

Interview: Rebecca Rowland-Chandler, CreativPaper Magazine, Vol. 03, Issue 09 (2018)

 

Competitions:

 

Shortlisted for the Rising Stars Award (2018)

 

Upcoming Exhibitions:

 

Portal, Llantarnum Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran (4th August - 22nd September)

 

Winter, The Pyramid Gallery, York (17th November - 14th January)

 

Past Exhibitions:

 

New Designers Part One, Business Design Centre, London (June 2018)

 

Graduation Show: Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham (June 2018)

 

London Craft Week: The Alchemy of Glass, FBC London (May 2018)

 

Rising Stars 2018, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham (March - April 2018)

 

Autumn Show, Magpie Contemporary Art, Farnham (October 2017)

 

Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery and Metalwork Second Year Show, Craft Study Centre, Farnham (May 2017)

 

Foundation Show, City & Guilds of London Art School, London (May 2015)

 

Work Experience:

 

Workshop Assistant to Sabrina Cant (2017)

 

Workshop Assistant to Cathryn Shilling (2017)

 

Ceramic Art London Exhibition Assistant (2018)

 

Collect Exhibition Assistant (2017)

 

London Glassblowing Gallery Assistant (2016)

 

Employment:

 

Gallery Assistant at UCA Farnham (2016-2018)

 

Assistant Art Teacher at Lucky Studios (2011-2014)

 

Education:

 

First Class BA (Hons) Glass, University for the Creative Arts Farnham (2015-2018)

 

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, City & Guilds of London Art School (2014-2015)

info@rebeccarowland-chandlerglass.com