one of rachael's pewter bowl

Award winning silversmith Rachael Osborne designs and makes all of her work from her studio in North Cornwall making jewellery and silverware to commission and for exhibitions.

Her work is directly inspired by her Cornish coastal surroundings and evokes the ruggedness and sheer energy this coastline is synonymous with.

unique pewter bowl

For her latest designs Rachael has used various metals in their molten state thus harnessing the movement and fluidity they possess.

In doing so has developed a very unique technique that has resulted in these stunning bowls.

Rachael's silver pmc bowl, the largest pmc bowl ever made

Each bowl is unique with it's own personality emulating the ever changing mood of the sea.

Rachael uses pewter with a percentage of shipwreck Cornish tin, salvaged off a mid 18th century steamer that fell victim to high seas off the coast of Landsend.

one of a kind silver bowl

In early 2016 Rachael was awarded a grant from Goldsmiths to replicate her pewter design in silver. This required many months of reseach.

But the outcome was a truely remarkable iconic piece. Working in Precious metal clay on the potters wheel Rachael sucessfully throw the largest vessel in this material on record.

I work and live by the Cornish sea in the South West of England, I have spent many uncounted hours looking at the water, watching the sky, studying each wave, all different from the last, how they catch the wind and light, the patterns. The serene brutality, the energy of the sea, It is where I find myself.. after all we all originate from it.

I want my work to be beautiful, I wish the process to be beautiful. The outcome is unknown to me until the wheel stops, every vessel is unique just as every wave, I have no control, and it is this that is precise, perfect and the most beautiful

Following a background in ceramics and fine art, Rachael took a change in direction and enrolled on the Silversmithing and Jewellery degree course at Plymouth University. Having won numerous awards for her designs she is now concentrating on setting up her business as a independent designer maker.

The skills Rachael employs in making her silverware and pewter designs are rooted in traditional fabrication techniques and quality workmanship, However, more and more over the last few years unconventional techniques are coming to the forefront. Specifically the cross over in techniques and methods taken from her ceramic background. The end result is stunningly beautiful pieces, heirloom worthy - that with proper care, can be passed on through the family as time goes on and treasured forever.

2016 - Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bullion
2015 - BAMS, The Herbie Award
2015 - The Worshipful Company of Pewterers

2017 Whitewater Gallery, Cornwall
2016 FIDEM, Belgium
2015 Cornish Cream Exhibition

Rachael is also open to discuss any designs, and loves working with people on custom items. Please feel free to ring for a chat to discuss any possible commissions.

Rachael Osborne


Truro, Cornwall
Great Britain

+44 (0) 1872 573528