Website address : www.rebeccawalklettmetalsmith.co.uk
Rebecca works with colour and form, using a variety of techniques to explore these themes, such as raising, press forming, fabrication, etching & patination. She fell in love with patination while at college and has continuously tried new ways of colouring her metal pieces.
‘College’ was Middlesex Polytechnic (London) and de Montfort University (Leicester) where Rebecca studied Three Dimensional Design and specialised in metal. Rebecca graduated in 1996 with a BA(hons) degree and eventually got round to her MA in 2015, graduating from Plymouth College of Art with an MA in Contemporary Craft.
The move to Cornwall in 2005 initially disrupted Rebecca’s practise but gradually the ever-present fascination with geology, wild weather and the constantly changing colours of the county have fed into her work. The industrial and architectural history of Cornwall also influences her work and choice of materials, such as copper and pewter. The combination of the soft sheen of pewter and the strong
earthy colours of the copper feels harmonious. All the vessels are a result of a combination of photos, drawing, models and, sometimes, intuitive making.