Maker of the Month – September

Rachel Holian

Rachel makes beautiful tiny pots and installations that are hand thrown, turned, stamped and glazed or sometimes left unglazed and simply high fired.

These collections of porcelain vessels are grouped in a specific way to give meaning to a particular collection. This grouping is personal to Rachel but should have a resonance with the audience that will grow and develop meaning over time. The installations are treasured items intended to bring joy and invoke memories.

The forms are simple and unadorned apart from the stamp. The making process is kept simple; throwing, stamping and turning…feeling at one with the clay. The work is sometimes glazed with a matte or shiny glaze. At all times the processes are kept to a minimum as the feeling and spirit of the work is captured whilst the vessel is in motion on the wheel.