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Rachel Darbourne

Jeweller
Published: 03.11.2016
Rachel Darbourne. Piece: My Little Donkey Part 1-8, 2015. Brooch: One grey donkey, polyester filing, ruthenium plated copper and stainless steel
. Necklace: Remains of one grey donkey, polyester filing, satin cord, ribbon and ruthenium plated. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Piece: My Little Donkey Part 1-8, 2015
Brooch: One grey donkey, polyester filing, ruthenium plated copper and stainless steel
Necklace: Remains of one grey donkey, polyester filing, satin cord, ribbon and ruthenium plated
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Necklace: FeetUs. One pink bear, polyester filling, velvet ribbon, buttons and gold plated copper.. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Necklace: FeetUs
One pink bear, polyester filling, velvet ribbon, buttons and gold plated copper.
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Nubbin, 2013. Remains of a pink pig, polyester filling, gold plated copper and stainless steel.. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Nubbin, 2013
Remains of a pink pig, polyester filling, gold plated copper and stainless steel.
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Piggy’s Pink Nose, 2015. Another pink piggy, polyester filing, gold plated copper and stainless steel.. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Piggy’s Pink Nose, 2015
Another pink piggy, polyester filing, gold plated copper and stainless steel.
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Trotters, 2015. The last of pink piggy, gold plated copper and stainless steel.. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Trotters, 2015
The last of pink piggy, gold plated copper and stainless steel.
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Orchid, 2015. Yet another pink piggy, gold plated copper and stainless steel.. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Orchid, 2015
Yet another pink piggy, gold plated copper and stainless steel.
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Piece: Bunny 7, 2014. One bunny rabbit, satin cord, stuffing, gold plated copper, stainless steel. Various sizes. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. 6 Brooches and 1 Necklace. Rachel Darbourne
Piece: Bunny 7, 2014
One bunny rabbit, satin cord, stuffing, gold plated copper, stainless steel
Various sizes
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
6 Brooches and 1 Necklace
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Trophy, 2013. One blue elephant, satin, powder coated copper and stainless steel. 84mm x 192mm x 68mm. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Trophy, 2013
One blue elephant, satin, powder coated copper and stainless steel
84mm x 192mm x 68mm
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Trophy, 2013. One blue elephant, satin, powder coated copper and stainless steel. 84mm x 192mm x 68mm. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Trophy, 2013
One blue elephant, satin, powder coated copper and stainless steel
84mm x 192mm x 68mm
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Necklace: Sac, 2013. One teddy bear body, one orange teddy bear arm, satin cord, plastic pellets, gold plated copper. 90mm x 106mm x 85mm. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Necklace: Sac, 2013
One teddy bear body, one orange teddy bear arm, satin cord, plastic pellets, gold plated copper
90mm x 106mm x 85mm
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Necklace: Sac, 2013. One teddy bear body, one orange teddy bear arm, satin cord, plastic pellets, gold plated copper. 90mm x 106mm x 85mm. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Necklace: Sac, 2013
One teddy bear body, one orange teddy bear arm, satin cord, plastic pellets, gold plated copper
90mm x 106mm x 85mm
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Udder Piece, 2013. One cow, button, gold plated silver, stuffing, flocked magnet. 120mm tail + 80mm x 70mm x 50mm body. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Udder Piece, 2013
One cow, button, gold plated silver, stuffing, flocked magnet
120mm tail + 80mm x 70mm x 50mm body
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Udder Piece, 2013. One cow, button, gold plated silver, stuffing, flocked magnet. 120mm tail + 80mm x 70mm x 50mm body. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Udder Piece, 2013
One cow, button, gold plated silver, stuffing, flocked magnet
120mm tail + 80mm x 70mm x 50mm body
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Prized Piggy, 2013. One small pink piggy, powder coated copper, stainless steel. 90mm x 108mm x 38mm. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Prized Piggy, 2013
One small pink piggy, powder coated copper, stainless steel
90mm x 108mm x 38mm
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Brown Nose #1, 2013. Nose from teddy bear, stuffing, gold plated silver, stainless steel. 45mm x 48mm x 36mm. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Brown Nose #1, 2013
Nose from teddy bear, stuffing, gold plated silver, stainless steel
45mm x 48mm x 36mm
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Necklace: Unicorn Dreaming, 2013. One blue Unicorn, stuffing, velour cord. 220mm (including tail) x 110mm x 110mm. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Necklace: Unicorn Dreaming, 2013
One blue Unicorn, stuffing, velour cord
220mm (including tail) x 110mm x 110mm
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Necklace: Unicorn Dreaming, 2013. One blue Unicorn, stuffing, velour cord. 220mm (including tail) x 110mm x 110mm. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Necklace: Unicorn Dreaming, 2013
One blue Unicorn, stuffing, velour cord
220mm (including tail) x 110mm x 110mm
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Fuzzy Blue, 2013. One very fuzzy bear, blue plastic hook, gold plated copper, stainless steel. 84mm x 74mm x 80mm. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Fuzzy Blue, 2013
One very fuzzy bear, blue plastic hook, gold plated copper, stainless steel
84mm x 74mm x 80mm
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Ambiguous, 2013. Body and foot pad from one bear, stuffing, gold plated copper, stainless steel. 110mm x 80mm x 70mm. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Ambiguous, 2013
Body and foot pad from one bear, stuffing, gold plated copper, stainless steel
110mm x 80mm x 70mm
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Rachel Darbourne. Brooch: Ambiguous, 2013. Body and foot pad from one bear, stuffing, gold plated copper, stainless steel. 110mm x 80mm x 70mm. Photo by: Rod Gonzalez. Rachel Darbourne
Brooch: Ambiguous, 2013
Body and foot pad from one bear, stuffing, gold plated copper, stainless steel
110mm x 80mm x 70mm
Photo by: Rod Gonzalez
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Intro
Rachel Darbourne is a British artist living and practicing in Plymouth. With a MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products from the Birmingham School of Jewellery, Darbourne is an active member of the contemporary jewellery community.  Her artistic practice explores her personal perceptions and confusions about the world and reflects upon the politics, psychology, philosophy, and the seemingly existential predisposition to violence of human nature.  Darbourne is currently the co-curator of SENSEability with Drew Markou which will open in Munich during Schmuck 2015.

Statement

There was a murder.
There was little understanding.
The crimes escalated.
Enlightenment dawned.
The greed for bodies is now insatiable……
A warning - be wary for your discarded childhood memories, the token of love generously given yet discarded……
Emotional and physical transgressions, dismemberment, disfigurement, sexual-mutation, all perpetrated against the sacred, the innocent transitional object.
Oh what fun……

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2016:
Exhibition  06 May 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  Plastic is Forever.
2015:
Exhibition  09 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015  Junk: rubbish to gold.
Fundraising  16 Jun 2015 - 15 Jul 2015  JUNK - Rubbish to Gold: kickstarter campaign.

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Book:  Sustainable Jewellery. Julia Manheim.  2009
Catalogue:  Recycling: Forms for the Next Century - Austerity for Posterity. Craftspace:  1996
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