Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Project day at WDKA - zine workshop.

Due to the latest news in Paris at the Charlie Hebdo offices, this project day was organised. Different workshops were help to understand the power of images in the media, related to news. I was in charge of a zine workshop, the participants were free to chose the topic to illustrate. Most of them chose feminism. It was a fun day and we got a nice risographed zine by the end of it. 

Monday, 5 January 2015

Ending the year with a Pothead sale.

The last few months of 2014 I worked on a series of ceramic pieces called Potheads. After a bit of stress and uncertainty (glazing is a temperamental thing), I finally got the pieces ready to sell before Christmas. I was so happy to sell them all! 

Our new studio space, Indeks, is coming along nicely. We are now ready to start hosting events. More news soon!

Below are photos of my Potheads and the studio opening. It was a great end to 2014. 
Bring it on, 2015!

The whole Pothead family just hangin'.

Supportive friends. 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Sgrafitto and hanging vases.

I'm loving working with clay more and more.
I've been experimenting with some sgrafitto to get hairy textures. 

Sgrafitto samples, to see which one I like best. 

This was my favourite. 

Hanging vases.
I still have to decide what colour these are going to be.
I'm thinking something with speckles might be nice.

Friday, 24 October 2014

New studio, new adventures.

Together with Tim Braakman and Amy Suo Wu, we have found a new working space we are making look nice and cosy. We have two floors, one of them on street level. This will allow us to showcase our work and others. It will be an open space for different types of activities, we want to keep it open. We shall see what the future holds. I'm excited about this new phase!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Potato Pilots

The Potato Pilots project is finished and open for the public to go and see. 
Check my website to see all the photos: http://rachelsender.com/Potato-Pilots

Illustrations for Pineut liquors

Pineut is renewing their identity and they asked me to do this series of illustrations to implement in their new image. They sell all the ingredients (except the alcohol) for you to brew your own liquor. 
I recommend them, they're suprinsingly tasty with the added value of DIYing your own booze. 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Potato Pilots - collaboration with Henriette Waal.

I'm working with the artist and designer Henriette Waal on a super fun and interesting project, all about potato farms around Schiphol airport. It's turning out to be a big illustration project. More info on it soon. For now, a sneak peak of my illustrations. (Photo taken from my new studio!)

I love getting a peak into a specialised field. Now potatoes seem
a LOT more important to me.