Material: Ceramics | Location: Merseyside
Rachel is a self-taught ceramic artist who works from her home studio in Hoylake on the Wirral. Rachel makes hand-built vessels using the traditional process of coiling.
Rachel has always been interested in interior design and architecture and loves making beautiful pieces to enhance peoples living spaces. She enjoys the harmony of natural soft forms, biomorphic rounded shapes and calm colour.
Rachel uses a variety of clay bodies in her work but particularly enjoys working with Stoneware clays. She tends not to use glazes, although she occasionally uses oxides and slips to enhance her work. Rachel enjoys the natural state of the clay, therefore maintaining the connection to the clay and the tactile appreciation of texture.
Rachel states that to be able to transform clay into an object of beauty is a thing of wonder to her and something that she is extremely grateful to have discovered.