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Rachel Hardie

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Published: 17.03.2020

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Rachel’s current work revolves around the use of wire and in particular finding the limits of the sweat soldering technique.
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Rachel Hardie. Object: Trio of Wired Boxes, 2019. Oxidized silver.. 4.9 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.8 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Rachel Hardie
Object: Trio of Wired Boxes, 2019
Oxidized silver.
4.9 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.8 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
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Rachel Hardie. Object: Trio of Wired Boxes, 2019. Oxidized silver.. 4.9 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.8 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Alternative view.. Rachel Hardie
Object: Trio of Wired Boxes, 2019
Oxidized silver.
4.9 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.8 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts

Alternative view.

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Rachel Hardie. Object: Trio of Wired Boxes, 2019. Oxidized silver.. 4.9 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.8 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Detail view.. Rachel Hardie
Object: Trio of Wired Boxes, 2019
Oxidized silver.
4.9 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.8 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts

Detail view.

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Rachel Hardie. Object: Trio of Wired Boxes, 2019. Oxidized silver.. 4.9 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.8 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Above view.. Rachel Hardie
Object: Trio of Wired Boxes, 2019
Oxidized silver.
4.9 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.8 cm; 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts

Above view.

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Rachel Hardie. Vessel: Wired Vessels, 2018. 9ct gold wire and silver wire.. 5 x 4 x 5.5 cm; 3.8 x 28.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. My work focuses on the architectural quirks of Glasgow however it is the city’s chimneys where I collect most my inspiration from. Chimneys come in shapes and sizes and sit above the city with no real purpose anymore. However, they were and still are in some cases key to holding a building together and if removed incorrectly the building may collapse. My studio work takes on the variety of shapes and sizes which stem from chimneys with emphasis on the importance of small but essential parts of a piece which people forgot or tend not to consider. I also play and combine different metals together through both wire and sheet building structures which if not carefully treated will collapse.. Rachel Hardie
Vessel: Wired Vessels, 2018
9ct gold wire and silver wire.
5 x 4 x 5.5 cm; 3.8 x 28.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
My work focuses on the architectural quirks of Glasgow however it is the city’s chimneys where I collect most my inspiration from. Chimneys come in shapes and sizes and sit above the city with no real purpose anymore. However, they were and still are in some cases key to holding a building together and if removed incorrectly the building may collapse. My studio work takes on the variety of shapes and sizes which stem from chimneys with emphasis on the importance of small but essential parts of a piece which people forgot or tend not to consider. I also play and combine different metals together through both wire and sheet building structures which if not carefully treated will collapse.

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Rachel Hardie. Vessel: Wired Vessel, 2018. 9K gold wire, oxidised silver wire.. 5 x 4 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Detail view.. Rachel Hardie
Vessel: Wired Vessel, 2018
9K gold wire, oxidised silver wire.
5 x 4 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts

Detail view.

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Rachel Hardie. Vessel: Wired Vessel, 2018. 9K gold wire, oxidised silver wire.. 5 x 4 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Bottom view.. Rachel Hardie
Vessel: Wired Vessel, 2018
9K gold wire, oxidised silver wire.
5 x 4 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts

Bottom view.

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Intro
My name is Rachel Hardie. I live and work in my home city Glasgow, and also studied at the Glasgow School of Art. In my practice, I enjoy combining my love of drawing and metalwork skills to create sketch-like objects, inspired by the architectural quirks of my hometown.

Statement

Rachel experiments with the contrasts between precious and non-precious metals, colours, and textures. She is intrigued at the potential uses of heat patination and oxidisation especially when combined with novel shapes.

Rachel’s approach when making is to embrace the flaws and imperfections inherent to the process. By intentionally exposing solder joins and highlighting any marks she, therefore, hopes to showcase the unique character of each piece.

Rachel’s current work revolves around the use of wire and in particular finding the limits of the sweat soldering technique.
 

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2020:
2019:
Exhibition  27 Oct 2019 - 09 Jan 2020  Silver Triennial, 19th International Competition Exhibition.
Exhibition  26 Apr 2019 - 04 May 2019  Flourish.
2018:
Exhibition  02 Jun 2018 - 08 Jun 2018  Glasgow School of Art, Degree Show 2018.

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Book:  Silver Triennial International 2019. GfG; Weber-Stöber, ChristianneArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2019
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