Region:South West England

Technique:Kiln work

Occupation:Artist, Educator

Country:United Kingdom



Rachael Durkan

Having completed a Fine Art degree in the 90’s, specialising in sculpture and printmaking, Rachael’s path led her into computer aided Art and Design, working in the website design industry for many years. She has now returned to her passion as an artist.

Rachael’s work draws inspiration from the intricate structural patterns found in nature which govern their growth and determine their final shape. Exploring the organic shapes and patterns found in microscopic plant cells, her work is formed intuitively, from many pieces of glass, repeating, expanding, to create a flowing form, reflecting the movement of organic growth.

Fascinated by the complexity of working with glass, Rachael is currently exploring the alchemy of chemical reactions within the glass fusing process.

Plant Cell #1

Plant Cell #4

Tree Cell #1