In Sheffield’s city of makers, we provide a monthly showcase of Sheffield-based creatives at their place of work. In this article for Exposed Magazine our focus falls on Rebecca Joselyn, an internationally-recognised silversmith and jeweller.
Rebecca is based at Yorkshire Artspace in the city’s Cultural Industries Quarter – a thriving hotbed of innovation and creativity with a making heritage harking back to the 19th Century. The area is located in central Sheffield close to the hub of Sheffield makers of contemporary silverware and bespoke handmade jewellery. While studying a college course in 3D design. Rebecca discovered a small workshop on the side of the studio. It was here that she developed and nurtured interest in metalwork and jewellery, going on to earn a BA Honours in the subject at Sheffield Hallam University. Rebecca dedicates her time to designing and making contemporary silverware and handmade bespoke jewellery and well as running her silverware business.
Rebecca established her first workshop 2006, receiving a Precious Metal Bursary Awards from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and joining the Silversmith Starter Programme at Yorkshire Artspace. Things eventually went full circle and she is now working as a mentor on the same programme.
Rebecca shares the Sheffield workshop space with her trusty pooch, Stanley, who remains by Rebecca’s side during each project and keeps a keen eye on proceedings to ensure everything is running smoothly.
Photo credits – Marc Barker Photography