Gimme Some Sugar! A Crowdfunding Project by Rebecca Wilson

Fundraising  /  15 Jun 2019  -  11 Jul 2019
Published: 12.06.2019
DEADLINE: 11/07/2019
Rebecca Wilson. Earrings: 10p Mixup, 2019. Porcelain. 1.5 x 2 cm. Rebecca Wilson
Earrings: 10p Mixup, 2019
1.5 x 2 cm
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For the past fifteen years, I have been doing the ‘big juggle’, balancing work (the real job), family (the actual real job), and the dream of being a full time maker. This year I have decided to take the plunge, and take over a decade’s experience in staging exhibitions, events and marketing for other artists, and invest all of my energy into my own creative pursuits.

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Having given up the day job, I have decided to crowdfund to help me kickstart this little dream business a sustainable reality. I need to invest a whole load of money, time, imagination and effort in getting the work out of my garden shedio and into the real world. Crowdfunding contributions will help me to take my work to trade fairs and specialist collectors events in London and Amsterdam in 2019, and hopefully even further afield as time goes on. Taking my work to the trade audience at Top Drawer in London will allow me to grow a network of stockists so that in the future you can find all my tasty tuck shop treats in a retailer near you. And specialist art jewellery shows will allow me to take my more ambitious work directly to the world of jewellery collectors, starting with Sieraad in Amsterdam this coming November. The more I raise, the more shows I can attend, and the bigger my audience grows.

As a reward for your continued support, I am opening a very special little tuck shop, just for you! Whether you choose some 10p mixup studs from the kids menu or go ‘grown up’ with an artisan patisserie trinket box, every item on the menu is available exclusively through this project. It launches in just a couple of weeks time, and my faithful mailing list subscribers will be first to hear about it, so make sure you’re signed up!

Check more details about this project at Crowfunder: Gimme Some Sugar! by Rebecca Wilson.

About Rebecca Wilson
Rebecca Wilson is a Scottish ceramicist turned jeweller whose deliciously irreverent wearables in silver and porcelain are inspired by the palette, processes and products of the confectionary industry. Statement pieces and everyday jewels with accents of candy colour will transport you back to the retro treats of your childhood.
Drawing inspiration from the confectionary industry this collection aims to glamorise the simple pleasures in life. The full spectrum of sweet treats from fruit chews and lollies, to cakes and pastries piled with cream and icing, are distilled down to their simplest forms and matched with a sickly-sweet colour palette. Pastel tones derived from the sticky opacity of fruity chews, marshmallows and foams are achieved through a combination of softly coloured porcelain and carefully matched gemstones. Nuggets of cast porcelain and oversized gems are wrapped up in silver bezel settings and arranged in a collaged pick ‘n’ mix of pleasurable extravagance. The formality of precious materials is removed to create wearables that drip with the desire of momentary self-indulgence and look good enough to eat.
Rebecca comes from a background in ceramics and has recently introduced jewellery and wearables to her collection. She has exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad, most notably at COLLECT in the Saatchi Gallery, London, SOFA in Chicago, JOYA  in Barcelona and Sieraad in Amsterdam in recent years. Her most recent collections were developed with research and development funding from Creative Scotland. She lives and works near Edinburgh in Scotland. Her favourite sweets are parma violets, preferably the big ones. With a sideline in arts administration, Rebecca has over a decade’s experience in exhibition and event management.
Gimme Some Sugar! A Crowdfunding Project by Rebecca Wilson.

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Rebecca Wilson. Ring: Ring Pop Doubler, 2019. Porcelain, silver.. 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm. Rebecca Wilson
Ring: Ring Pop Doubler, 2019
Porcelain, silver.
3.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm
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Rebecca Wilson. Object: Lemon Meringue, 2019. Porcelain. 5 x 5 x 3 cm. Trinket box.. Rebecca Wilson
Object: Lemon Meringue, 2019
5 x 5 x 3 cm
Trinket box.

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Rebecca Wilson. Necklace: Sherbet Straws, 2019. Silicon, silica, silver.. L: 100 cm. Rebecca Wilson
Necklace: Sherbet Straws, 2019
Silicon, silica, silver.
L: 100 cm
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Rebecca Wilson. Object: Weeble Wobble, 2019. Porcelain. 5 x 5 x 6 cm. Trinket box.. Rebecca Wilson
Object: Weeble Wobble, 2019
5 x 5 x 6 cm
Trinket box.

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Rebecca Wilson. Earrings: Mega Flumps, 2019. Porcelain, silver.. 3 x 3 x 1 cm. Rebecca Wilson
Earrings: Mega Flumps, 2019
Porcelain, silver.
3 x 3 x 1 cm
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