Rachel Hoyle’s ceramic pieces fuse art with craft. Her inspirations of heritage, culture and the people are recorded through loose illustrations with pen, ink and clay to produce functional, decorative ceramics. Slip casting moulds are developed from thrown originals, lending studio pottery qualities to the work, and conveying evidence of the maker’s hand. The pieces often utilize the three-dimensional surface as a canvas which depict statement abstract and figurative marks on a subtly textured surface, completed with a cool pallet punctuated with a dash of vivid colour or decadent glamour.
Rachel gained a distinction for her MA in ceramic design at Staffordshire University in 2017. She was one of Potclays Graduate Award winners in the same year.