Rebecca Harvey began her involvement with ceramics at Cardiff College of Art and was taught by Geoffry Swindell, Peter Starkey and the late Mike Casson. By the time she graduated her interests was focused on salt glazed ware. She has, since graduating, followed a mixed career as a maker and teacher. She is based in East Anglia and her work is still the soda-fired pottery that she has developed over the years. Her style reflects an interest in 18th century cream ware and also Japanese ceramics. Her thrown pots are small and light and show a basic concern with form. They are confident statements with lively expressive curves, and handles that are often twisted or even doubled to add surprise to the forms. The soda glaze combined with cobalt and iron slips add subdued, subtle colour to her work.