Subtle elegance, Simple luxury, Sublime modesty
While her art explores a world of contradictions, New Zealand potter, Rachel Carter, is moved not only by the creation of her pieces but also by the simplicity and modesty of the medium itself. Whether it’s the translucent quality of porcelain, the repetitive but meditative act of throwing clay, or the excitement of watching a new piece come to life, she challenges herself by striving to attain beautiful silhouettes with both visual and tactile qualities.
Inspired by centuries of domestic ware and the less-is-more aesthetic, her pieces strike a balance between form and function, while remaining accessible, austere and minimal. Her art arouses an esoteric quality of permanence-unique only to porcelain-that inspires her to create new designs and continually challenge the limits of her medium.
Once she received her Diploma in Ceramic Arts from Otago Polytechnic, Rachel spent one year under the tutelage of Peter Collis. Today, she is developing her own range of work in Collis’s studio.