Rebecca de Quin

About Rebecca de Quin

Rebecca, born in London in 1958, settled in Durban in her early twenties, working as a window dresser. Her father had attended the iconic Hornsey School of Art, becoming a sculptor and encouraged her return, to study art and design herself. Having specialized in 3D Design at Middlesex Polytechnic, Rebecca completed an MA at The Royal College of Art, where she now teaches.

In 2004, Rebecca and her architect husband bought an industrial building from which to run their respective practices. Since then, they have built a small creative community there by providing workspace for local artists, designers and makers.

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My tableware is designed to contribute to the pleasure of dining. Other pieces are less functional, instead fulfilling a more decorative or contemplative role in the home.

I work primarily in sheet metal, enjoying the opportunity this allows for sculptural expression. Technical drawing and pattern development are important factors in my working process, used to convert ideas into models that are examined, tested and developed before making final pieces.

My long-standing interest and skill in the alchemy of metal patination is used to create vibrant contrasts between base metals and silver and highlight the qualities of both materials.

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