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Rebecca de Quin

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  • Rebecca de Quin
  • Area

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Role

    Metalwork Tutor

  • 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 and the Goldsmiths' Company. She was appointed to the RCA's department of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery as a tutor in 1998. 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 an active member on the committee of the Association of British Designer Silversmiths.

  • 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 and the Goldsmiths' Company. She was appointed to the RCA's department of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery as a tutor in 1998. 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 an active member on the committee of the Association of British Designer Silversmiths.

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Rebecca continues to be motivated by the potential of silverware to compliment the diversity of contemporary living. In her work, she seeks to exploit the inherent beauty and versatility of silver as a material. These characteristics she feels, allow her to explore ideas with freedom and a sense of privilege. Her recent work reflects continued interest in the pouring vessel as a vehicle for expressing interplay between form and function.

Current work includes designs for lighting (Goldsmiths' Company) and pieces for exhibition to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Association of British Designer Silversmiths in May 2006.

Research