Region:East Midlands



Discipline:Decorative, Fine art, Jewellery

Areas of Interest:Exhibition, Networking, Techniques

Country:United Kingdom

Rosie Deegan

Contemporary artist and jeweller, with a fascination for tools and their inherent links to narratives of creation, craft and use. I graduated with a first class honours in Decorative Arts (BA) from Nottingham Trent University in the UK, and since then have been exploring aspects of luxury, purpose, function and craftsmanship heritage. I live and work in Nottingham, UK.

‘For a Man of Substance’, 2014 (See for details).

Currently working some pieces inspired by William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement – Having previously worked with concepts of masculine and feminine values in objects of luxury, I wanted to turn my focus to the nature of craft. William Morris’ work was a particular inspiration for these pieces. His work encapsulates the beauty and value of traditional craftsmanship, which “with the onset of the industrial revolution …. began to suffer an irreversible decline” (G. Adamson, ‘The Craft Reader’, 2010). As an artist and in particular a craftsman, I strongly believe that craft should be integral to any creative process and the value within a handmade object cannot be replicated as a mass produced commodity. Photos of work in development available upon request. Please email me at