Rebecca Fargher describes herself as an eclectic jeweller who is concerned with infusing tactile and beautiful jewellery objects with narratives and ideas collected from her study of material history, culture and science.
Fargher holds a Diploma in Visual Arts. She studied at Whitireia Polytechnic where she undertook a diverse range of papers in both science and humanities. Her practice draws together these threads with a focus on jewellery design. While her work is diverse, it is characterised by the exploration of textile techniques, alternative materials, processes, details, decoration, secrets and narratives.
We love the sculptural quality of her pieces; her ability to work with both domestic and industrial materials and the unexpected juxtapositions within her design – the hand stitched skull in an otherwise quaint tapestry & crochet brooch. Each piece is meticulously finished and surprisingly detailed – surprising in that they contain hidden designs: a small silver butterfly on the underside of a brooch, or pendant; an engraved aorta dangling from a rich red velvet pocket; cufflinks with removable padlocks which open to reveal miniature worlds. Each work is a small masterpiece which attests to the artist’s wonderful mind, creative process and technical abilities. Her pieces may be thought of as contemporary heirlooms.