About the Artist

It started in the summer of 1997… I was a technical writer, a wife, and a mom of two little ones. My youngest was just a baby, and we were on vacation. The resort had an “open wheel” craft activity, and I went, even though I’d never touched clay in my life, let alone a potter’s wheel…

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Studio Tour

“Down to the Potter’s House Studio” is what I call my pottery space — and my family would probably say that most of this potter’s house is often commandeered for studio space…

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This is an inspirational workshop/talk, appropriate for churches and women’s groups (non-potters). My mom and I have done this “tag-team” talk several times for various women’s groups at our churches and a women’s retreat…

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About My Work

I love functional pots. I love the idea of the things I’ve made being used, and used well and often. As a result, most of my work is mid-range stoneware, fired with food-safe glazes. The exception would be my African Violet Pots, which are a combination of mid-range stoneware and low-fired whiteware. And sometimes, I find that some feelings just don’t fit the “functional pots”, and I find myself working things out in sculptures. Clay is amazing, the width and breadth of what it can do and what it can be!

Rachel's work
Rachel’s work

Check Out the Gallery…

Take a look at my latest work! .