Rebecca Thorpe

My collection of work is inspired by the combination and contrast of natural and man-made objects; this has led me to create a body of brooches and small containers made out of silver and glass.

The main structure of the pieces have been inspired by small mechanical components such as cogs, nuts and screw heads as I really like the simplicity and circular shape of their forms. I have then combined this with the subtle details and textures that I have found from collecting natural objects such as shells and plants.

Each piece is one of a kind and also has a hidden detail element which has been inspired by the playful style of my 2d work; this has been translated into 3d by adding words, sound, or a kinetic or adjustable component to each piece which the wearer can interact with.