WIRRAL, UK

Collection: RACHEL PETERS

ARTIST STATEMENT

Clay for me, as a medium, is creating at the most primal level and evokes feelings of the freedom of childhood creativity. Making has given me purpose, brought a peace back into my life, and helps to keep me calm and present.

I make hand-built vessels and sculptures through coiling. Hand-building gives me the freedom to create without restriction, allowing for more flexibility and experimentation. It is slow, methodical, and meditative.

I am influenced by the simplicity, beauty, and craftsmanship of Danish design. Famous for its clean lines, natural materials, and muted colours. I enjoy the harmony of natural soft forms, biomorphic rounded shapes, and calm colour.

The focus of my work is form and texture. Beautiful shapes that hold their own, without the need for decoration. Working with a variety of grogged stoneware clays to create a muted colour palette and interesting surfaces. I love the natural state of the clay, maintaining the connection to the material, and the appreciation of texture.

Biography | Artist CV

RACHEL PETERS
  • Black Vessel (Large)
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    RACHEL PETERS

    Black Vessel (Large)

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    $693.00
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    $693.00
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  • Black Vessel (Medium)
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    Black Vessel (Medium)

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    $473.00
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  • Tall White Vessel
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    Tall White Vessel

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    $567.00
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  • White Vessel (Small)
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    White Vessel (Small)

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    $328.00
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  • Grey Slip Vessel (Large)
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    Grey Slip Vessel (Large)

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    $592.00
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About RACHEL PETERS

I have always had a love of Art, beautiful architecture, and good design, but found my owncreativity became buried in adulthood, and I embarked on a career in Social Work. Ieventually left this career and moved to my partner’s home country of South Africa wheremy two children were born. The energy and beauty of the landscape, and the people, rich inmaking and creativity, rekindled something in me.


When I returned to the UK, feeling somewhat lost and lacking direction, I enrolled on apottery class where I fell in love with the medium of clay. When these classes stopped inthe pandemic, I was forced to reassess my life. Realising that life is too short not to pursuemy passion, I set up a small studio in the house.

RACHEL PETERS CV

EXHIBITIONS

‘Cloth and Clay’ 3rd February – 31st April 2024

Gallery 57, 57 Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9DJ

Open Exhibition 2024 6th January – 24th February 2024

Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, Crown Lane, Conwy, LL32 8AN

Winter Exhibition 23 18th November 2023 – 21st January 2024

Tarpey Gallery, 77 High Street, Castle Donington, Derby 74 2PQ

MADE Showcase 16th October 2023 - 6th April 2024

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton WF4 4LG

Design Nation Showcase 17th July – 16th September 2023

Platform Gallery, Station Road, Clitheroe BB7 2JT

Open 2023 22nd July – 27th August 2023

Tarpey Gallery, 77 High Street, Castle Donington, Derby 74 2PQ

‘Form’ 23 2nd – 30th April 2023

Highgate Contemporary Art, Unit C405, The Chocolate Factory, 5 Clarendon Road, London
N22 6XJ

New Ashgate Gallery Rising Stars 2023 11th March – 22nd April 2023

New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Farnham GU9 7PS

‘Of Land and Sea’ 22nd
September – 22nd October 2022

The Lake Gallery, 52 Grange Road, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4EF

‘Ceramics Now’ 9th July – 10th September 2022

Bluecoat Display Centre, 50-51 College Lane, Liverpool L1 3BZ


UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

‘Playful’ 9th November – 22nd December 2024

Gallery 57, 57 Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9DJ

‘Land Marked’ 20th July – 28th September 2024

Gallery 57, 57 Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9DJ

Summer Exhibition Dates TBC

Gallery Nine Bath, 9B Margaret
Buildings, Bath BA1 2PL


UPCOMING SHOWS


York Ceramic Fair 9th – 10th March 2024

Ceramic Art London 19th – 21st April 2024

CraftWorks 24 15 th – 17 th May 2024

Potfest in the Park 26 th – 28 th July 2024


PAST SHOWS

Oxford Ceramics Fair 28th – 29th October 2023

Celebrating Ceramics 14th – 16th July 2023

Ceramic Wales 17th – 18th June 2023

York Ceramic Fair 4th – 5th March 2023

Potfest in the Pens Penrith 28th – 30th October 2022



AWARDS


New Ashgate Gallery Rising Stars 202