Rachel wants each individual piece of work to share
with you its own spirit, its own character.

The marks of making and assembling reflect the journey of exploration and learning in each piece, just as a wrinkle or dimple depicts expression and character in a human face.

The colour, texture and energy of her forms are a metaphor for how she interprets the landscape and world around her.

The impulsive desire we all have to want to touch, and the inherent emotional need to be touched, underpin the technical, creative and emotional foundations of her work.

Rachel's personal intuitive touch is an integral trait in all her work - a dent in the soft clay, a tear, rip, and a finger or handprint in the glaze. She also plays with the rhythm and movement of clay on a wheel to reveal fresh and spontaneous surfaces.


Resting' enclosed form, 42 x 25cm
Photo by David Binch

2017 Winner of the Diessener Keramikpreis, Germany
2016 Winner of the Preis der 'Neuen Keramik', Germany





2019 Programme of
Events & Exhibitions

Les Vases en Fleur

Le Lavoir, Clamart, France

March 15 - 31


Bowls with Character, with Ann van Hoey

Terra Delft Gallery, Delft, NL

April 6 - May 11


Artists talk

Sturt Craft Centre, Mittagong, Australia

September 28


Sentient Ceramics, solo exhibition

Sturt Craft Centre, Mittagong, Australia

September 29 - November 17


The Free Vessel

Galerie Metzger, Johannesberg, Germany

October 20 - November 10


Harley Open Studios

Welbeck, Nottinghamshire

November 23 - 25


Click HERE for details on courses and workshops


To see a list of galleries for my
work click HERE




Rachel Wood Ceramics
7 West Workshops
The Harley Foundation
Welbeck, Worksop
Notts S80 3LW
Telephone: 01909 808995
Email: rachelwoodceramics@gmail.com