Cloth and clay 2024
For Rachel clay, as a medium, is creating at the most primal level and evokes feelings of the freedom of childhood creativity. Making has given her purpose, brought a peace back into her life, and helps to keep her calm and present.
She makes hand-built vessels and sculptures through coiling. Hand-building gives Rachel the freedom to create without restriction, allowing for more flexibility and experimentation. It is slow, methodical, and meditative.
Rachel is influenced by the simplicity, beauty, and craftsmanship of Danish design. Famous for its clean lines, natural materials, and muted colours. She enjoys the harmony of natural soft forms, biomorphic rounded shapes, and calm colour.
The focus of her work is form and texture. Beautiful shapes that hold their own, without the need for decoration. Working with a variety of grogged stoneware clays to create a muted colour palette and interesting surfaces. Rachel loves the natural state of the clay, maintaining the connection to the material, and the appreciation of texture.
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