Rebecca Joselyn @ Styles Silver

In 2006 Rebecca Joselyn achieved a BA Honours at Sheffield Hallam University, a Precious Metal Bursary Award from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and joined the Silversmith Starter Programme at Persistence Works, Sheffield.
In 2007 she won a Gold Award from the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council followed by the Newcomer Award from Craftsman Magazine at the British Trade Craft Fair.
In 2008 she won a Crafts Council Development Award.
She has already been on BBC Radio Sheffield and featured in numerous trade and craft journals. Her work has been exhibited at Goldsmiths Hall; Millennium Galleries, Sheffield; Islington Design Centre, London; Persistence Works, Sheffield; Art in Action and many other craft fairs.
Rebecca Joselyn explores the function of the objects she is creating. She is interested in how people interact and handle different objects. She likes her designs to have individual personalities and almost have a ‘human’ feel to them.
A complimentary strand of her work shows the interest in the unwanted throwaway packaging with its negative impact on our environment. Environmental concerns are topical and in response to this she has developed a range of contemporary silver tableware ‘baskets’ and ‘bags’ as objects for display and use within the home. She looks at the materials we take for granted and discard from day to day, her tableware questions how using different materials can change our views on objects and their acceptance within society.