Wednesday 14th October 2020, 7:45pm at Polehampton Junior School
Rachel Wood (14 Oct 2020)
The marks of making and assembling reflect the journey of exploration and learning in each piece, just as a wrinkle or dimple depicts expression and character in a human face.
The colour, texture and energy of her forms are a metaphor for how she interprets the landscape and world around her.
The impulsive desire we all have to want to touch, and the inherent emotional need to be touched, underpin the technical, creative and emotional foundations of her work.
Rachel’s personal intuitive touch is an integral trait in all her work – a dent in the soft clay, a tear, rip, and a finger or handprint in the glaze. She also plays with the rhythm and movement of clay on a wheel to reveal fresh and spontaneous surfaces.