My name is Rachel.
I'm an adopted 'Yorkshire Lass', originally from a farming family in the States. Now home is the Yorkshire Dales. I'm a wife and a mum... and a Potter! Welcome to my little pottery!
A little about the Potter
My pots are carefully handcrafted on my potter's wheel and each is unique. Some might come as a 'family', but they are not factory-made, so the sizes and shapes, though similar, will vary slightly. All of my glazes are of my own creation and are composed in large part from natural materials from the Yorkshire Dales. They are inspired by this beautiful and unique landscape, and the natural colours reflect the geology, flora and fauna of the Dales. The pottery is food-safe, microwave and dishwasher-safe and oven-proof, unless otherwise stated.
I am an accidental potter. I studied Spanish and Intercultural Studies for my undergraduate degree and Rural Development for my Masters, really not pottery! I took a Ceramics 101 course at the end of my bachelor degree and loved it. Since that time, I have made use of every opportunity possible to throw pots. In Japan,
in the back woods of New York State, in
Yorkshire. Following the birth of our first daughter, and thanks to the
support and encouragement of my
husband, I have started a pottery of my
I am a proud member of the Heritage Crafts Association, which is dedicated to supporting and promoting traditional living heritage crafts and recognised by UNESCO Convention for Intangible Heritage.
'Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.'