Mixed Materials / UK
Rachel seeks to challenge the concepts of contemporary jewellery, producing a range of high end mixed material pieces. She loves to challenge the way in which people perceive a piece, by creating small scale sculpture that can be worn on the body, in a way chosen by the wearer.
Carefully considering material combination and placement, her work often explores bespoke materials, evoking curiosity between the piece and the wearer themselves. She gathers materials in a collection, waiting to explore them through combination and placement, in a 3D drawing process.
Drawing with materials is an essential part of her practice, with linear forms, featuring strongly alongside geometric shapes and spaces. These ideas and themes are explored through bold strikes of colour and simple lines, bought together to create statement brooches, earrings and necklaces. This process allows her to explore and explode original thoughts, creating new ideas from one original starting point.
Exhibitions and Shows
-Adorn Axis – Juried Inaugral Exhibition – Online – May 2021
-Painful Hope – Alliages Asso ,Lille – December 2020 – February 2021
-Digital Craft Festival – Online, – March 26th – 28th 2021
-Craft Fair Contemporary – Nottingham 22nd – 24th November 2019
-Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair – Amsterdam 7th – 10th November 2019
-Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair – Manchester 11th – 13th October 2019
-Precieux!? – Alliages, Lille France 21st June – 7th September 2019
-Colourful Spring Showcase – Clifton Rocks, Bristol, 4th May 2019 onwards
-The Contemporary Craft Festival- Bovey Tracey, Devon 6th-10th June 2019
-Made by Hand Cheltenham- Cheltenham Town Hall 8th-10th March 2019
-In Colour Exhibition – Mostyn Gallery, Wales January – May 2019
Achievements, Grants and Awards
-Goldsmiths – COVID 19 Fund 2020
-Crafts Council’s – Hothouse programme 2017
-Bright Ideas- Solo show, Sara Preisler Gallery Birmingham May 2017
-The Biscuit Factory Foundation presents OPEN CONTEMPORARY YOUNG ARTIST AWARD- Newcastle Upon Tyne May 18th – 20th Aug 2017
-Cultivated Programme – Unit Twelve Gallery, Stafford, March 2016 – September 2016
Text & pictures provided by the artist
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