Rachel Brown is an award winning jeweller who explores the technique of drawing on enamel. This unusual enamelling process involves simply drawing onto the surface of the enamel with a graphite pencil. Rachel has eliminated colour altogether, a bold move in an otherwise traditionally brightly coloured medium, she uses white enamel, exploring the colours that you can get when firing white enamel together with the various tonal shades of grey from the graphite.
The theme of her work is mark making, exploring repetitive patterns, lines and textures. Familiar shapes often appear but no two pieces of work are alike therefore making the jewellery unique, one-off pieces. Rachel’s work has been described as ‘stylish and very wearable’.
BA Hons Jewellery and Silversmithing LCAD 1990-1993
Design Technician Barnsley College 1993-1996
PGCE Leeds University 1999
Senior Lecturer Barnsley College/ Huddersfield University 1996-2015
Private/Group workshop tutor 2010 –
Full time Self Employed Jewellery Designer and Maker 2015