Rebecca Furze is a British contemporary jewellery designer and maker whose designs take influence from geometric pattern with ancient and historical ideas. All of her jewellery is handcrafted using a variety of traditional silversmithing techniques.
I embarked on my journey with jewellery design after starting my young family. A Life long passion to create and make jewellery led me to a local artisan jeweller with whom i started an evening course,
I was soon offered in house training which then secured me a position within the company as a resident jewellery maker, it was here I learnt most of my skills however I was keen to learn more so I
enrolled on an advanced jewellers course in Plymouth.
My passion for jewellery started from a very young age, I grew up in London where my mother owned an antique and collectables shop, I would spend time there mesmerised by the jewellery on display. I can recall watching customers trying on the precious treasures and how their mannerisms and aura would change as they tried the jewellery on. How a relationship would be created with the pieces as they were adorned by the jewellery, this has always stayed with me and it is these feelings I hope will transpire with my work.
I was fortunate enough to travel to different countries as a child due to my father working within the airline industry, it was on these travels where my influences started, being introduced to different cultures and exploring some of the worlds most ancient ruins. I still love to travel and continue to visit inspiring countries near and far when I can to absorb and be influenced by the ancient history the world has to offer, where I can then translate this into my work. I enjoy creating contemporary wearable pieces with a nod to history.
I use a variety of traditional silversmiths techniques and tools to create my work. All my work is handmade and designed in my studio on Dartmoor, Devon.
Newton Abbot, Devon,
Newton Abbot, Devon