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Rachel Padley

Ceramic Artist

As a child I grew up with art all around me. My father was a Painter, art teacher and historian, my mother a ballet dancer, artist’s model and researcher. Playing with paint and clay or romping around church yards was just part of our everyday lives.

On leaving school I went to work at St. Paul’s cathedral, training to be a stone carver. To broaden my skills, I decided to complete a degree in fine art at Kennington Art School where I specialised in sculpture.

I travelled around the country working as a conservator of ancient stone monuments, including some in the chapel at Arundel Castle and at Harewood House in Yorkshire.

I returned to Herefordshire, where marriage and children put an end to my travels, but not to my creative urges. I signed up for a pottery class and now combine my love of throwing pots with my earlier training as a sculptor, producing a wide range of brightly coloured functional pottery, which include bowls, mugs, jugs and vases,  alongside sculptural pieces for the garden. The popular “Green man range” is complemented by the bird baths and fountains.

I regularly exhibit at the Guild of Herefordshire Craftsmen events and am also a member of South Wales Potters. I exhibit in galleries in England and Wales.

Yew Tree Bungalow, Bromesberrow, Ledbury
Herefordshire. HR8 1NX
Tel: 01531 650388

Email: rachelpadleypots@hotmail.co.uk
Web: www.rachelpadleyceramics.co.uk
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