Rachel Carter creates woven sculptural pieces using resistant materials such as Cast Bronze and Copper. Trained at The University of Derby in Applied Arts, she mixes her love of art and design with her passion for the environment. Inspiration for her work comes from geometric patterns foundin flowers and plants and the English countryside. Nature creates beautiful fluid shapes and these find their way into Rachel's sculptures.
Every piece is hand worked by Rachel using a range of weaving techniques from Crochet to Basketry to Macrame, combined with Rachel's trademark swirl weave to create sculptures using one material in a continuous length.
Weaving requires a process of reflective practice, using a range of hand weaving techniques to discover the correct process to produce the most effective results with each chosen material. This practice ensures that every creation is a unique, one-off piece that can only be woven by Rachel.
Oval form with Figure 8 Weave, 2015, Unique cast bronze from wax original, £1850
Twisted Form with Macrame,Unique cast bronze from wax original, £1250
Crochet Form with Figure 8 Weave II, Unique cast bronze from wax original, £1450
Dripped Leaf, 2015, Unique cast bronze from wax original £1250
Carved Shape with Two Textures, Unique cast bronze from wax original, £1850