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Wow! Drawing Workshop Results

Wow! Drawing Workshop Results

I had a great opportunity last week to deliver a workshop at The Piece Hall in Halifax.  I currently have work in the Piece Hall Gallery as part of The Yorkshire Christmas Crackers Exhibition and it was a lovely opportunity for me to share some of my techniques. We met in the Gallery where I gave a brief talk about my work, then we moved to The Hive, a superb workshop space. The participants were invited to choose their own drawing stick or several sticks from the collection I had foraged on a walk the day before. We worked through...

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Festive Drawing Workshop

Festive Drawing Workshop

Join me for a festive workshop at The Piece Hall, Halifax on the 3rd of December 11am-1pm. "Rachel will take you on a journey exploring her unique practice developing character sketches. Using a variety of inks and tools including found objects; sticks and feathers Rachel will guide you to develop your own festive window scene. This workshop will begin with a short introductory talk on the artist’s work in The Piece Hall Gallery and then you will create your own character based book display in our workshop space The Hive." £20 includes all materials and complimentary hot drinks and mince...

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I draw with a stick. Two sticks to be precise.

I draw with a stick. Two sticks to be precise.

One is a large impressive stick, which wouldn't be out of place as a wizardry wand, the other a small twig taped to a pencil. I've been using the same two sticks since I found them in 1999. Why? You may well ask. The truth is filtered through time but here's roughly the "Why?". During my final year of my Fine Art Degree I remember feeling conflicted & confused about what I was doing & why. I became really interested in exploring something tangible to me, which was my own emotional landscape.  I wanted to try and capture the fleeting...

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Exhibition at The Piece Hall, Halifax

Exhibition at The Piece Hall, Halifax

My work is currently being shown as part of the Yorkshire Christmas Crackers Exhibition at The Piece Hall Gallery in Halifax. The exhibition showcases artists & makers from Yorkshire. You can visit the exhibition until Christmas Eve, all exhibits are for sale.

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New Studio

New Studio

I've been working hard for the last 3 years as a member of a cooperative called Made in the Valley. Together we imagined & created The Egg Factory. Our vision was to open & manage a creative co-working space because we enjoyed working together, wanted to share our resources & to create a sustainable business with a community at the heart of it. The Egg Factory is based in a former egg packaging unit in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.  This summer I've been encouraged by my ace partners at The Egg Factory to create a studio for myself again- it's...

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