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Rachael Colley

ambiguity and elevation

Rachael Colley thinks through materials, producing cutlery, jewellery and sculpture which are explored in experimental dining events, exhibitions, installations and visual art projects.

Based in Sheffield, the UK’s ‘Steel City’, Rachael creates ambiguous eating implements that challenge our collective connections with food and communicate aspects of her lived experience as a sufferer of the autoimmune disease Systemic Sclerosis. Through the elevation of food waste as a luxury material, her jewellery questions traditional notions of preciousness and value, highlighting broad societal issues surrounding consumption and encouraging reflection on the waste we generate.

Rachael has a formal training in jewellery, gold- and silver-smithing, completing her MA at the Royal Collage of Art in 2010.

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