Rachel employs a variety of traditional and contemporary techniques and processes within the production of each individual piece.
The body of the pot is hand-thrown in a white earthenware clay and fired to 1100 degrees.
The finishing is a slow and meticulous process of refinement of the form, design of a “resist”, before final application of up to twelve layers of glaze. The “resist” may incorporate textiles, lace, wax, paper, latex or adhesive.
A second firing next, where the colours come to life.
The glazes are applied to enhance and stress the precision and elegance of the form.
Handmade pots have soul …….