Rosie Wesley is a graduate from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham with a BA (Hons) in Metalwork. Currently based in the New Forest, Rosie works from her Lymington studio which is situated in the back room of her independent high street gallery Chalk’s.
Having lived in the New Forest for many years now, Rosie takes the majority of her inspiration from the local area, and creates her work from found natural objects. Focussing on texture and form, each of Rosie’s sculptural works and jewellery are individual, site-responsive pieces and are one of a kind.
Rosie uses burn-out casting techniques to transform her found natural objects into metal. Pieces of tree bark, acorns, twigs and leaves make unique components for her work and become immortalised forever. Some of her pieces also feature components based on her drawings or sketches of the forest.
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
‘Open Exhibition’ – St.Barbe Museum in Lymington, 17th May – 12th June 2021.
‘Art in the Garden’ – Little Forest Land Art Trail in North Boarhunt, 12th – 26th June 2021.
‘MADE Makers Market’ – Atelier Beside The Sea in Brighton, Sunday 4th July 2021.
Crafts Study Centre, Farnham
Chalk’s Gallery, Lymington
Winner – Little Forest Land Art Award 2020
Finalist – Emerging Artist Award 2019
Winner – Goldsmith’s Silver Bullion Bursary Award 2017
Shortlisted – Rising Stars Award 2017
Tel: 07961 233528