Rebecca De Quin
Rebecca De Quin graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990 and has since 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.
Rebecca’s early work expressed interest in development of traditional scoring techniques towards complexity in the construction of sheet metal forms. Vessel sets and flatware were minimal with elegant, decorative detail. Current themes, inspired by Modernism and the Purist paintings of Le Corbusier and Ozenfant, incorporate silver with non precious metals, exploiting opportunity to highlight the preciousness of silver and explore sculptural constructs of replication, inversion, positioning and scale.