Rachel makes process-based earthenware vessels utilising uniquely developed ceramic slips. Her work is a synthesis of intuitive surfaces andminimal forms.
Abstract compositions evolve through her tactile and contemplative painterly processes on clay canvas. Complex layers of slips and engobes are meticulously applied to thin clay slabs. The slabs are later assembled to create simple, geometric forms, marrying form and surface so they become one indivisible unit.
Her current series of work juxtaposes the freedom of textural mark making and the precise, controlling use of line. Working in series establishes a rhythm, and by making subtle variations to the surface decoration and the degrees of colour and texture integration the pieces have instinctively developed.
"I’ve been based in Bristol for the past ten years, working out of my beloved garden shed. My career has largely been centred around creating small batch production pieces, selling in galleries and contemporary craft fairs on a national level. I’ve been fortunate to win the ‘Best Ceramics’ award at the Contemporary Craft Fair in Bovey Tracey and I’ve shown at the Crafts Council Origin show in London as well as the Art in Clay events."