About the designer maker 

Rebecca Oldfield

Working from her Cardiff based studio Rebecca creates an array of precious pieces 

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Professional Profile

Rebecca is a designer, jeweller and silversmith based in Cardiff, South Wales.

A Bishopsland Educational Trust Fellow and Cardiff School of Art Graduate she creates unique and functional pieces of silverware as well as bespoke items of jewellery using silver, gold, diamonds and gemstones. 

 

Inspired by a process of material exploration and experimentation, styles and objects from the past and structures and patterns found within micrographic imagery she creates her pieces, combining both traditional methods and modern technologies.

Rebecca utilises her background in applied art and 3D design to fashion her tools for both texture and purpose. For her larger works Rebecca creates wooden masters for her forms.

Her larger works generally feature contrast polishing and large display hallmarks. Incorporating the hallmarks into her designs at the beginning and are often on display as either decoration or on her boxes for alignment.

The ways in which Rebecca’s work ensure that no two pieces are ever identical including her 3D printed pieces.

Rebecca recycles materials where possible, all diamonds and precious gemstones used in her work are ethically sourced and designs created in precious metals comply with the British hallmarking regulations.

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Awards & Exhibitions

2021

- The Silver Society Prize for Silversmithing 2021 Winner 

- Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards (Silver Award in 3D Silversmith Craft section.

- BAMS (British Art Medal Society) Medal Makers Award

- Gemmological Institute of America Scholarship 

- Crafts Council & Crafting Europe - Crafting Business Programme

- Gane Trust Bursary Award

- Princes Trust Bursary Award

2020

- Zokit Business Evolution Awards Finalist

- Jacobs the Jewellers Online Young Designers Competition. Winner

- Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery

- Getting Started, The Goldsmiths Centre

2019

- The Edward James Foundation & West Dean Bursary Award

- Christmas at Bishopsland Educational Trust

- Retrospective at Bishopsland

Henley Festival, Henley-On-Thames

- Jacobs the Jewellers Young Designers CompetitionRunner Up Silver

- Makers Showcase, Craft in The Bay, Cardiff

2018

- Christmas at Bishopsland Educational Trust

- Graduate Showcase, Mission Gallery, Swansea

- New Designers, Business Design Centre, London  

- Gesamkunstwerk Bowl Exhibition, Cardiff School of Art

2017

- British Art Medal, Craft in The Bay, Cardiff

- Cardiff Metropolitan Community Garden Competition Winner

2014

- Golborne Community Project, London

- Victoria and Albert Museum Inspired By Awards, London