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Artist statement 

Artist statement 2017
There is “invisible disability” impairment not immediately apparent but impactful nevertheless. Rachel’s practice is semi autobiographical, exploring her experiences of being a former circus performer and climbing teacher and now with” invisible disabilities”.
Her use of materials reflects how even the most invisible disability or perfect specimen went under scrutiny, can expose the fragility, flaws and strengths of being human.
The complexity of life is ever changing and unpredictable experiences is reflected through the use of raw clay or Parian unglazed, broken and damaged pieces and allowing the clay to transform and move during firing.
The process of clays transformation documents of physical and emotional journey, with an emphasis on fragility, balance, change, movement, flow strength and just as importantly, community and the collective. She is not alone.

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