Exhibition Bowls with character: 6/4-11/5 2019, with Ann van Hoey
The colour, texture and energy of her forms are a metaphor for how she interprets the landscape and world around her. The impulsive desire we all have to want to touch, and the inherent emotional need to be touched, underpin the technical, creative and emotional foundations of her work. Rachel’s personal intuitive touch is an integral trait in all her work – a dent in the soft clay, a tear, rip, and a finger or handprint in the glaze.
Public Collections (a.o.) Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark Diessen Kulturgemeinschaftsammlung, Diessen Ammersee, Germany Die Neue Sammlung, Bavarian State Design Museum, Munich, Germany Sturt Craft Centre, Mittagong, NSW, Australia Awards (a.o.) 2017 Harley Foundation Award – Craft Potters Association Charitable Trust Award 2017 Diessen Ceramic prizewinner, Germany 2016 Die Neue Keramik prize, Germany 2013 Arts Council Grants For the Arts Award – Craft Potters Association Charitable Trust Award Residencies 2018 Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark 2013 Sturt Craft Centre, Mittagong, NSW, Australia