Rachael Swift will be presenting her stone carvings in February 2019

Rachael lives & works at home in Keymer and took up stone carving over 20 years ago. She attended a series of workshops with late John Skelton, F.R.A in Ditchling. She works in a variety of stone, including Portland, Bath, Zimbabwe and soapstone but her favourite is Alabaster which she collected from a quarry in Novarta, Catalonia, Spain. She has developed her own style, mainly life-based abstract, but also miniature animals inspired by her passion for wildlife. Rachael recently enjoyed great success in Lewes with the Sussex Art Collective and exported two works to a professor of music in Chicago. She gained valuable experience and a new vocabulary during membership of a sculpture group near Perpignan in France.

She exhibits her work during the Artists’ Open Houses festival in May and with the well known Attic Art Group of Ditchling. The stone is the dominant force and inspiration and different   stones unconsciously produce their own particular style of work.



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