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Rachel Darbourne

Lecturer and MA Subject Tutor

Rachel is a practicing artist, researcher, project and conference organiser, educator and creative entrepreneur. Her practice explores notions of value: what we value and why we value it; through material investigation; subversion; and then market positioning. The studio outcomes are exhibited nationally and internationally. Rachel is interested in portfolio practices and collaborations and how these activities inform each other, impacting and expanding professional practice.

Previous projects include JUNK: rubbish to gold and the founding of Polyphonous, an international collective of jewellers with Professor Jivan Astfalck and Laura Bradshaw-Heap. Rachel has also curated exhibitions including Radius at Ocean Studios, Plymouth, SENSEability with Drew Markou, and Suspended in Green with Flameworks.

Rachel has a BA (Hons) degree, specialising in Jewellery from Middlesex University and an MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products from The School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University. From 2013-14, Rachel was a Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham School of Jewellery.

Rachel teaches across the BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices programme, with specialist teaching in Jewellery, and is the subject tutor for MA Jewellery.

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