Next up on our meet the makers series we have Rachel of RachelCoddCeramics
Can you tell us a little about what you do?
I’m a ceramic jeweller, based in Cardiff who makes porcelain jewellery inspired by fairy tales and poetry.
How did you get started?
I’ve worked in jewellery since I was fourteen and I love working with clay, to connect the two only seemed like the right thing to do!
Where are you from?
I’m Welsh, raised in the Forest of Dean and now living back in my birth city of Cardiff (just couldn’t stay away! 🙂 ). I came to Cardiff to do my Degree in Ceramics and then stayed.
What’s your favourite part of what you do?
Seeing people enjoy my jewellery, and getting to make the pieces I want and can’t find anywhere else.
What’s your favourite item to make?
I’m constantly creating new pieces and all my pieces are limited edition, but the legs are my favourite! People either think they’re great or really hate them and I love that, they’re the marmite of my jewellery and a great way to get a very honest first impression of a person I like to think!
What inspires you?
Nature; I grew up next to a forest and I was constantly wondering off the paths and exploring (some might call it getting lost). And fairy-tales and poems; mainly John Keats and Hans Christian Andersen
What was your proudest moment?
When I graduated and went to an awards evening thinking I was just going to get maybe a mention and I out right won the whole thing! It was for innovative design and was open to all of the courses not just the one I was on; so I was up against a good few hundred other students.
If you could pass any law what would it be?
Ban on supermarket food waste (like France has I believe)
If you won a million pounds what would you do?
Buy a shop to sell my jewellery and other local makers products in!