Rachel is a recent graduate of the Glasgow School of Art specialising in Silversmithing and Jewellery. As a maker she enjoys combining her love of drawing and metalwork skills to create sketch-like objects. She is inspired by the architectural quirks of her hometown and her recent work has been paying homage to the dormant chimneys which now sleep above the post-industrial city.
Through Rachel’s practice she likes to use both precious and non-precious metal which intrigue her with their contrasting colours and which she further explores through heat patination and oxidisation. Rachel’s approach when making is to embrace the flaws and imperfections inherent to the process. By intentionally exposing solder joins and highlighting any marks she hopes to showcase the unique character of each piece.
2018 The Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery
2019 Flourish - Welcome Home, Glasgow
2019 Getting Started - Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
2018 Handmade in Britain - Chelsea Old Town Hall, Chelsea
2018 New Designers - Business Centre, London
2018 Degree Show – Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2018 The Glasgow School of Art Artist in Residency 2018-2019
2018 New Designers Goldsmiths’ Company Silversmithing Award
2018 The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ Precious Metal Bursary