Rachel studied Art, Design and Bookbinding at The University of Brighton and has worked as a self-employed bookbinder and teacher for 30 years. She is a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and her work is represented in private and public collections including the British Library and Liverpool Central Library. She has been awarded prizes in national and international competitions.
Approach to teaching
In my classes I encourage students to experiment with materials and techniques to make the most of the course. I try to use techniques, which students can practice at home with easily available materials and limited equipment.
What inspires my own work
Texture has been a reoccurring theme in my work, using natural and found objects I print and impresses leather using the unpredictable and random nature of these techniques to produce tactile results.