Resident Artist

Rebecca Roberds, Easy Ebola, 2008. Photo by Rebecca Roberds.

Rebecca Roberds

Medium: Metal Artist
Residency: January 1, 2009–
December 31, 2009

Metal artist, Rebecca Roberds, loves the challenge of creating organic, free-flowing enamel works from metal—a cold, hard and seemingly inflexible material. Inspired by both microscopic and macroscopic forms, such as a beautiful but deadly virus or satellite photos of land forms, her works explore color, texture and abstract composition in a way rarely seen in the medium of enamel. While at HCCC, Roberds hopes to take her work to a new level, concentrating on the creation of larger scale sculptural works for the first time. Roberds studied at the School of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and at the Glassell School of Art in Houston. She also holds a science degree from Rice University. After working as a geologist for many years, Roberds, who learned the art of enameling from her mother at a very young age, walked away and returned to her first love—art.

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The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

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