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. She focuses on the formation of linear repeating patterns present in the natural world and how they can be distorted and abstracted when perceived from aerial perspectives. She is also drawn to patterns in micro environments, the crevices and contours of rock and bark, comparing and distorting their similarities to the macro. She translates these markings into designs to incorporate into layers, continuing to explore contrast between density and sparseness, simplicity of form, with complexity of interior.


Rebecca is driven by aesthetics and was drawn to glass initially because of its beautiful materiality, its transparency, fluidity, and light reflective qualities, being one of the few materials enabling experimentation with depth. Her objects are formed by casting layers of glass together in moulds, meticulously arranging frits to build up shade, colour, and tone, like a painter forming a painting, and experimenting 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:


The Pyramid Gallery, Stonegate, York


Publications:


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


Awards:


Shortlisted for the Rising Stars Award (2018)


Upcoming Exhibitions:


Cluster Crafts, Ugly Duck Tanner Street, London (1st - 5th May)


Showcase, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff (6th - 30th June)


Past Exhibitions:


2019


Winter, The Pyramid Gallery, York


2018


Portal, Llantarnum Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran


New Designers Part One, Business Design Centre, London


Graduation Show: Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham


London Craft Week: The Alchemy of Glass, FBC London


Rising Stars 2018, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham


2017


Autumn Show, Magpie Contemporary Art, Farnham


Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery and Metalwork Second Year Show, Craft Study Centre, Farnham


2015


Foundation Show, City & Guilds of London Art School, London


Collections: 


Private Collections: London, Surrey, York, Texas


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