Rebecca Rasmussen AKA raz|maker
I’m a designer-maker who primarily works with brass and recycled silver. I love to combine different metals and materials, adding to the visual interest and unique aesthetic of every piece. I create my pieces using a small collection of traditional tools and techniques from my spare room at my home in Penryn, Cornwall.
I take so much pleasure from the materials and tools I use. The subtle textures that a steel bench block gives, damaged through accidental slips of the hammer, make up the textures in a lot of my pieces.
Rivets are a simple yet incredibly intimate way of joining my pieces. Such care and detail goes into each rivet, every one different, they tend to take on their own shapes in most cases.
The organically formed and textured nature of each piece is inspired by the beautiful Cornish surroundings where I lovingly reside.
I’m motivated by the beauty of form, function and my love of process. My collections reflect a sense of home and belonging, each piece unique; a celebration of objects and their innate beauty.
Polishing antique metalware on a weekly basis as a child with my grandmother awoke my love of brass, copper and silver artefacts. In turn, this started my immense appreciation of the work and care that goes into creating each piece. This eventually led me to wanting to gain formal training in craft. I completed my BA(Hons) in Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth University in 2011.
Where to find my work
My work is currently displayed and sold in the following galleries and shops:
- The Poly Guild, Falmouth, Cornwall
- A Mano, Penryn, Cornwall
- Create Cornwall, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
- Me and East, Totnes, Devon
- Maker Mart, Exeter, Devon
- Alice in Scandiland, Lostwithiel, Cornwall
- Julia Davey LTD, Bath, Somerset
- Comins Tea, Bath, Somerset
- Barton Croft, Waterlooville, Hampshire
- Beck Steps Gallery, Grasmere, Cumbria