Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson
Perth Road
FK15 0BU
Drawing inspiration from the confectionary industry this collection aims to glamorise the simple pleasures in life. The full spectrum of sweet treats from fruit chews and lollies, to cakes and pastries piled with cream and icing, are distilled down to their simplest forms and matched with a sickly sweet colour palette. Pastel tones derived from the sticky opacity of fruity chews, marshmallows and foams are achieved through a combination of softly coloured porcelain and carefully matched gemstones. Nuggets of cast porcelain and oversized gemstones are wrapped up in silver bezel settings and arranged in a collaged pick ā€˜nā€™ mix of pleasurable extravagance. The formality of precious materials is removed to create wearables that drip with the desire of momentary self-indulgence and look good enough to eat.
2020 Iris Trends, Chicago
MADE by Tutton and Young, online
Set in Stone, Design Gallery Leeds
2019 Alight 2019, Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh
SIERAAD art jewellery, Amsterdam
Top Drawer, London
2018 Lolli-popup, Edinburgh
SIERAAD, Amsterdam
Summer Show, Craft Scotland, Edinburgh
Made, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK
Earrings Galore, Heidi Loewe Gallery, Portland Oregon
Made Canary Wharf, Atelier 51, London/Brighton
OPEN 2018, Visual Arts Scotland, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2017 Victoria Sewart Gallery, Plymouth
New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey
JOYA Barcelona
Summer Show Craft Scotland, Edinburgh
2016 Paperworks Centre for Contemorary Craft & Design, Sleaford
2015 Dazzle Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh
2012 Kama; Sesso et Design Trienallae Musem of Design, Milan
SOFA Chicago
Selling Sex Show Studio, London
2011 BJCEM Internation Bienalle of Young Artists Greece
Reflections The City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Collect 2011 The Saatchi Gallery, Sloane Square, London.
2010 Life Is Sweet The Harley Gallery, Wellbeck, Nottinghamshire
Collect 2010 The Saatchi Gallery, London
Flourishing Fantasies Craft2eu, Hamburg, Germany
2009 Proverbial Porcelain Zelli Porcelain, London
Collect 2009 The Saatchi Gallery, London
2008 National Sculpture Awards Bluecoat, Liverpool
Biennale de Ceramique Andennes, Belgium
Rebecca comes from a background in ceramics and has recently introduced jewellery and wearables to her collection. She has exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad, most notably at COLLECT in the Saatchi Gallery, London, SOFA in Chicago and at JOYA in recent years. Her most recent collections were created with funding from Creative Scotland. She lives and works near Edinburgh in Scotland. Her favourite sweets are parma violets, preferably the big ones.
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Mega Swizzel Necklace in porcelain and silver
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Tutti Frutti Rings in silver, porcelain and semi precious stones
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Collection of Bubblegum Necklaces in silver and porcelain