Rebecca has been touring the country with us this year, bringing her collection of handmade jewellery and objects along for the ride! Read on to discover a little more about Melbourne label Maclatchy, and be sure to pop by Rebecca’s stall at our Adelaide market next weekend!
Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to begin your label.
I am Rebecca Pocock, a Melbourne based jewellery designer. For the past 12 years I have designed and made a range of precious wearable pieces that I sell and exhibit nationally. After many years of working from home (and raising two children) I started to feel a little stuck creatively and found myself wanting to do something totally new. When the opportunity to experiment with new materials arose I jumped and Maclatchy was born. I’ve been more adventurous with this work (branching out from solely making jewellery) so the range includes pots and porcelain pieces made in collaboration with potter Gloria Pocock (my mum) and any other object that takes my fancy like the fridge magnets.
What would be one piece of advice you would give a first time seller at The Finders Keepers?
Take a deep breath and relax! It takes a leap of faith to put your work out into the world and it’s really easy to let stress get the better of you.
Tell us something exciting that you have planned for Maclatchy this year [or next 12 months].
I’m super excited to be launching a whole new range of pieces using a solid surface material that is a by-product of the building industry. It’s a great material that looks and feels like stone but is super light, some pieces are translucent and because it’s really strong it’s versatile, perfect for jewellery. The ‘Things of Stone Earrings’ are the first peek of what is to come. Aesthetically it’s a bit of a departure from my previous wooden pieces but uses many of the same shapes so I’m hoping that everyone else loves it as much as I do
Name one resource that your label could not live without.
My new drop saw. Until late last year I was cutting all my beads by hand! I was really hesitant to commit to a machine but my husband convinced me it was necessary and it has been amazing. I also couldn’t live without my LED work light (also my husbands idea), being a Mum and working from home often means late nights at the bench which can be really hard on the eyes!
Tell us about your favourite product from your collection.
It’s really hard to choose a favourite but 8 bead, Shapes and Fancy U necklaces are what you’ll find me wearing most often. Shapes earrings are great for a night out but at the moment I’m totally in love with my new ‘Things of Stone” Disc Earrings, the bigger the better!