Rosie has a very fluid method of working, where the piece constantly evolves, adjusting to new discoveries and responding to the strengths and weaknesses of the material it is made from. She likes to incorporate a certain amount of chance and a sense of unpredictability, allowing some other extraneous variable to influence her work, whether it is nature or otherwise, it will to a certain extent, dictate the final outcome.
Rosie looks at the design process as if it was an evolution, the journey of an object, from sourcing the raw materials through to the final outcome and beyond to when it is unleashed into the wild and allowed to begin its new life being used for what it was always intended.
Rosie is interested in the things which people use every day, products with which the user can form a strong bond. She has a gratitude and respect for all objects, an appreciation, a joy in making and what is made. She wants to celebrate the ways of making and demonstrate an appreciation of objects which highlight how they are constructed.
Rosie enjoys making work which has a sense of time, where you can appreciate that whilst an object appears so, it is never static but constantly changing and evolving at a very slow pace, everything is gradually becoming more chaotic. Working in a material such as wood, this is especially apparent. Being a natural material, wood already has a history, having come from a tree which might have been growing for many years. It shows signs of its previous life, marks where it was cut down, imperfections from diseases and spalted marks from fungus as well as knots and splits where branches once sprouted.
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