Rosie Wesley is a graduate from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham with a BA (Hons) in Metalwork. She is currently working from her studio at The Sorting Office in Eastleigh, Hampshire.
With a focus on texture and form, Rosie’s sculptural works and jewellery are individual, site-responsive pieces to locations in the New Forest, where she grew up.
Using burn-out casting techniques to produce replica textures of bark or other organic materials, each piece is completely unique and crafted from an original piece of the forest. Many of her pieces also feature components based on the landscape’s negative spaces or markings and drawings inspired by her sketches of the landscape.
Rosie is fascinated by the concept of taking something from our natural environment and transforming it or assembling it into something else; giving it a new life away from it’s original environment. Her work allows you to appreciate natural spaces everyday, and preserve a part of them forever.
Upcoming Shows / Exhibitions
‘Rise To The Surface’ – Sheep Shed Gallery, 5th February – 2nd March 2019.
‘Emerging Artist Award’ – Creates Gallery, 7th February – 9th March 2019.
‘St Barbe Open Exhibition’ – St Barbe Museum & Gallery, 23rd March – 2nd June 2019.
‘ShopCreative Market’ – Southampton West Quay, Saturday 23rd March 2019.
‘Spring Art and Craft Fair’ – Colbury Memorial Hall, Saturday 13th April 2019.
Crafts Study Centre, Farnham
Lingwood Samuel Gallery, Godalming
Focus Gallery, Nottingham
Wiltshire Artists Gallery, Salisbury
Finalist – Emerging Artist Award 2019
Winner – Goldsmith’s Silver Bullion Bursary Award 2017
Shortlisted – Rising Stars Award 2017
Tel: 07961 233528