Rachel is a studio ceramist and designer maker from Wales, making functional tableware and decorative panels. Colour, tactility and material quality are central to her work, using porcelain and stoneware clays.
Travel is an important influence of Rachel's palette and the forms that she makes. Over the years, Rachel has developed a vast colour library of ceramic materials, which she has gathered when 'colour mapping' by undertaking colour surveys in chromatic cities such as Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Athens.
The forms of her tableware are designed with a consideration for balance and harmony. Using glazed and unglazed ceramic surfaces, Rachel strives to produce long lasting items that intimately consider material quality, colour and functionality. Her wares are to be used and cherished, encouraging positive and unique experiences.
Rachel's surface decoration looks to the traditional pattern making techniques of stencilling, block printing and paper cutting, which she uses in conjunction with modern technologies such as laser and plotter cutting. Rachel is interested in how these sensibilities cross over into ceramic materials.