Tuesday, 10 February 2015


Last summer Anniek Tijmes and I came up with the idea of doing a series of illustrations about the topic of human vs. architecture scale in Rotterdam. This city has a peculiar way of dealing with it, to many architects it's specially attractive because this allows a sense of freedom and experimentation
while designing a building or an urban space.

Fast forward a few months, and we were having our opening at Damage Playground! It was an interesting evening rounded up by a debate with talkers Jason Hilgefort, Daphne Bakker and Marcos Rodríguez talking about their views and ideas of the topic we proposed. Floor Cornelisse moderated the talk.

The illustrations will be showing at Damage (Rotterdam) until mid March, so if you're in town, don't miss them!

Photo by Frank Hanswijk

Photo by Frank Hanswijk

Photo by Frank Hanswijk

Here is one of the illustrations I did. This one is the market square (when the market isn't on). 
It's called Binnenrotte. 

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