Deliciously irreverent jewellery by Rebecca Wilson is crafted in her studio in Leith, Edinburgh. Trained originally as a ceramicist Rebecca has recently re-trained and embarked on a career in jewellery. Her work in silver and mixed materials aims to glamorise the little treats we allow ourselves, that which tempts us and that which we choose to indulge in. Humble confectionaries and cakes are re-imagined in precious metals, colourful gemstones and luxurious creamy porcelain so that each glittering biscuit or sweetie becomes a sparkling gem-like accessory.
This new range of deliciously irreverent jewellery draws attention to the simplest pleasures in life. In this age of austerity we must look to the humble things that make us happy, and we must celebrate them with reckless abandon. Inspiration comes from a combination of food photographs gathered from my own travels over the years, from the artisan boulangerie of rural France to the towering fruit stalls at Vancouver’s Granville Island, and the multi’coloured gelateria of Sardinia, and also from vintage cookbooks collected from charity shops and online auctions.
Rebecca multi-disciplinary background is evident in her making, with precious metals and gemstones sitting comfortably alongside incongruous additions of dipped rubber, recyled ice cream spoons, piped porcelain and found objects cast in porcelain and bone china.
Rebeccas previous career as a ceramicist has seen her exhibit in many high profile exhibitions both in the UK and abroad, including most recently SOFA in Chicago, the Trienalle Museum of Design in Milan, COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery, London, and with fashion photograher Nick Knight's SHOW Studio Gallery, also in London
Eat Me; Keep Me Ring
Oxidised silver pattern ring with claw set porcelain iced gem.
Piped porcelain iced gems and tiny opals presented on a 'platter' of oxidised silver.
Who's a Pretty Boy Then? Jewellery Stand
Cast in subtle pastel hues of finest bone china this majestic parrot comes clutching a brass branch ready adorned with various studs in porcelain and oxidised silver.
Eat Me; Keep Me Asymmetric Necklace
Oxidised silver with piped porcelain, opal and rose quartz.