Movers and Makers: Rebecca Joselyn
In this city of makers, we provide a monthly showcase of Sheffield-based creatives at their place of work. For this issue our focus falls on Rebecca Joselyn, an internationally-recognised silversmith and jeweller based at Yorkshire Artspace in the city’s Cultural Industries Quarter – a thriving hotbed of innovation and creativity with a making heritage harking back to the 19th Century.
While studying a college course in 3D design, Rebecca discovered a small workshop on the side of the studio. It was here that she developed and nurtured interest in metalwork and jewellery, going on to earn a BA Honours in the subject at Sheffield Hallam University.
Rebecca established her first workshop 2006, receiving a Precious Metal Bursary Awards from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and joining the Silversmith Starter Programme at Yorkshire Artspace. Things eventually went full circle and she is now working as a mentor on the same programme.
She shares the workshop space with her trusty pooch, Stanley, who remains by Rebecca’s side during each project and keeps a keen eye on proceedings to ensure everything is running smoothly.
See more of Rebecca’s work at www.designsinsilver.co.uk