Rachel Eli Jones is an interdisciplinary artist and designer with a background in construction, farming, and education. With an artful approach, Rachel's work manifests in functional utilitarian pieces that are designed to bring out the natural beauty and capabilities of the materials she uses.
Her simple designs are inspired by the idea that with basic well-honed skills, and only a few necessary tools, the best kind of creative/innovative problem-solving shines. On this foundation, Rachel explores creating from all types of natural materials including wood, metal, wool, fiber, leather, plants, and wax.
Rachel Eli Jones's life and work intersects art and social issues. Not only an artist and crafter, Rachel is also a farmer, teacher, and writer. Strongly motivated by the social, environmental, and economic issues facing the world today, everything Rachel does is part of an investigation into living more self-sufficiently, and responsibly.
Rachel teaches agrarian environmentalism and craft every summer here: www.ecopracticum.com
She is currently getting her MFA in Craft + Design here: www.mfa.acd.edu
You can download her resumé here.
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