Rosalyn Faith was traditionally trained in textile design, where she specialised in constructing materials through knitting unconventional yarns creating sculptural 3D textiles. Through understanding her passion for sculptural materials she continued her studies learning new metal working techniques such as gold and silver smithing. Bringing her two disciplines together she is now on an exciting journey creating her own collection of contemporary jewellery. All of Rosalyn's work is hand made in her studio space in Bristol where she is a member of Centrespace Co-operative.

Education: 

2015 - 2016 Bristol School of Art, Contemporary Jewellery (short course) with tutor, jessica turrell

2011 - 2014 Norwich University of the Arts, BA (Hons) Textile Design - 1st class

Creative Employment:

November 2015 - Self Employed - Rosalyn Faith (Bristol) - Freelance Jeweller, Designer & Maker

September 2015 - Current - Diana Porters Contemporary Jewellery (Bristol) - Gallery Assistant & Silversmith

October 2015 - Current - The Ambassadors Theatre Group (Bristol) Costume Maintenance & Dresser

March 2015 - September 2015 - Rebecca Gouldson (Bristol) - Artist Assistant

January & February 2015 - The Lion King Musical UK Tour  (Manchester) - Costume Maintenance & Swing Dresser

Exhibitions:

Young Designer's Grant - Solo Exhibition at Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery Gallery 2017

Knitted Textile Awards - Alexandra Palace & Harrogate International Centre 2014

NUA Degree Show - Norwich University of the Arts 2014

New Designers - The Business Design Centre (London) 2014

Forty - STEW gallery (Norwich) 2014

Bishop's Art Prize - Norwich cathedral 2015

Competitions:

Young Designer's Grant 2016-2017 Enabling future designers to establish their creative practice - Prize winner

Knitted Textile Awards 2014 UK Hand Knitting Association - One of 15 graduates selected from the UK to exhibit at the Knit & Stitch Show at Alexandra Palace & Harrogate - Finalist

Bradford Textile Society 2014 Clothworkers Foundation Award - A knitted fabric for accessories for fashion or interiors - 2nd prize winner & Commendation

Bradford Textiles Society 2013 Clothworkers Foundation Award - A knitted fabric for accessories for fashion or interiors - 3rd prize winner

Fashion and Textiles Society 2012 Angela Houston Award – A travel award Bursary for constructed textiles - 1st prize winner