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Rachel Darbourne

Lecturer, BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts (Ceramics & Glass, Jewellery)
MA Subject Tutor

Rachel studied at Middlesex University where she achieved a BA (Hons) degree, specialising in Jewellery. She has since established her practice in Plymouth where she lives and works. Rachel has a product range of polyethene jewellery that is exhibited and sold in galleries throughout the UK.

Rachel returned to education at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University as a mature student where she achieved an MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products.

This period of study resulted in a more conceptual line of enquiry, investigating humanity’s predisposition for violence through a range of mixed media jewellery; this work is shown internationally.

Rachel has co-curated an exhibition that travelled to Munich for Schmuck, Plymouth, and then finally Vienna. Most recently she was co-creator and coordinator of the participatory performance project, JUNK: rubbish to gold, with Professor Jivan Astfalck and Laura Bradshaw-Heap.

Rachel teaches across the 3D Design Crafts programmes, with specialist teaching in Jewellery.  

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