I love finding artists who make me gasp in amazement. Rachel’s work does just that. She captures in clay and plaster delicate details of the natural world.
“Rachel Dein’s method of plaster casting captures everyday objects in a unique and delicate way. She makes impressions in wet clay, and then pours plaster directly over it. The clay captures the most intricate details, subtly colouring the plaster as it sets. Each clay mould can only be used once, making every piece unique. Casts are then finished and refined by hand, some casts are then painted.”
Her technique seems so simple but a lot of forethought and mastery go into her work.