Rachel Hardie

Published: 17.03.2020

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.


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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Exhibition  27 Oct 2019 - 09 Jan 2020  Silver Triennial, 19th International Competition Exhibition.
Exhibition  26 Apr 2019 - 04 May 2019  Flourish.
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