March 9, 2021

Rachel Ho - Story

Rachel Ho is an extroverted ceramist from Northern Island living in England who has learned to embrace the solitary life of an artist. Her projects explore aspects of the human condition, particularly, grief, loss, healing and renewal. All of her pieces have a sense of mystery and beauty to them. Rachel creates beautiful objects that have the power to let others feel seen and heard.


Takeaways

1. Beauty matters.

2. Beauty is a whisper of our humanity.

3. If you’re going to use the wheel, break the rules.

4. Even extroverts need quiet spaces.

5. The reason art and beauty exist is to remind us that we matter. Feeling seen and heard shouldn't be based on a post code and it shouldn't be a luxury, it should be a birthright.

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Rachel talks about Hope in this short film Barnaby Festival

Kintsugi

Lucie Rie

The Great Pottery Throw Down

Edmund de Waal

Theaster Gates and a link to short films about his work

Whiterocks Beach, Northern Ireland