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Rachel Elliott

Rachel works from her home studio in Glasgow, where she mostly uses kiln-formed glass techniques to create her pieces.  This essentially requires great planning and preparing of the glass, whether that is with molds or applying enamels, prior to placing it in the kiln and programming it to heat and cool the glass in a certain way.  It can sometimes take weeks to prepare a firing and unexpected things can occur, but it is this troubleshooting element that Rachel relishes and keeps her engaged with the material.

Taking inspiration from the intricate details of life and as such her work is representational of the world around us in imagery and content, but also leans towards the whimsical.  Much of her love of glassmaking comes from the varied techniques she has studied and uses; aiming to constantly challenge her abilities to create never-before-seen pieces.

Rachel graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007 with a BA (Hons) degree in architectural glass and has since undertaken further focused master classes at Northlands Creative Glass, Caithness, the Glass Furnace, Istanbul as well as during the International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge.  She also teaches her own workshops, sharing her passion and excitement for glass with people of all ages and abilities.

She supplies her work to galleries and shops around the UK as well as selling directly at fairs and online.

craft&design Selected Silver Award Winner 2012
craft&design Selected Silver Award Winner 2016
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