About




I create 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, I have developed a layered design which I translate into all landscapes I respond to. I focus 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. I translate these markings into designs to incorporate into layers, continuing to explore contrast between density and sparseness, simplicity of form, with complexity of interior.


The Icelandic Collection is inspired by my travels, focusing on Iceland's otherworldy and elemental landscape, featuring vivid, jewel-like colours and dynamic contrasts.  I fuse a rich textural surface by meticulously arranging frits to build up shade, colour, and tone, like a painter forming a painting, focusing on pattern, abstraction, and mark-making.


I am driven by aesthetics and was drawn to glass initially because of its beautiful materiality, its transparency, fluidity, and light reflective qualities, My Graduate Collection was formed by casting layers of glass together in moulds,  arranging frits into patterns and experimenting with platinum leaf. Kiln firing took 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


Collections: 


Private Collections: London, Surrey, Sussex, York, Texas


Publications:


Dunstan, Catherine (blog) In Conversation with Rebecca Rowland-Chandler (2019)


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


Awards:


Shortlisted for the Rising Stars Award (2018)


Upcoming Exhibitions:


Life Forms, The Pyramid Gallery, York (May – July 2020)


Magpie Contemporary Art Summer Exhibition, Farnham (June 2020)


Guest Artist, Shoreham Art Gallery, Shoreham-by-Sea (September 2020)


Past Exhibitions:


2019


Cass Art Staff Exhibition, The Space Colebrook Row, London


Cluster Crafts, Ugly Duck, London


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


Work Experience:


Workshop Assistant to Angela Thwaites (present)


Workshop Assistant to Lisa Pettibone (2019)


Ceramic Art London Exhibition Assistant (2018)


Workshop Assistant to Sabrina Cant (2017)


Workshop Assistant to Cathryn Shilling (2017)


Collect Exhibition Assistant (2017)


London Glassblowing Gallery Assistant (2016)


Employment:


Workshop and Artist Sales Assistant, Materials Consultant, Cass Art (present)


Gallery Assistant, James Hockey Gallery, (2016-2018)


Assistant Art Teacher, 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