Rachel Rader

  • Element: Banded Strattite Cluster

    Element: Banded Strattite Cluster

    Glass, Clay, Polymer and Wool The glass crystals are made through fused strip-construction. The yellow spores are flame-worked beads. All of the parts are sewn into the felted wool core. 7”h x 6.5”w 2015

  • Element: Spotted Quartz Glass

    Element: Spotted Quartz Glass

    This is made of fused layers of sheet glass that is then carved. 4”h x 6”l x 4.5”w 2015

  • Rachel Rader

    Rachel Rader

Rachel Rader

Rachel Rader

Rachel Rader is a maker and a storyteller living in Brooklyn, NY. Her artwork is a direct influence of her childhood in Florida, where she first started dreaming of mermaids while making jewelry from shells on the beach. Rader received her Bachelor in Fine Arts for Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), in Richmond, VA in 2006. She has since been dedicated to making, teaching and working in the arts. Rader has taught at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Schack Art Center, Penland School of Crafts and UrbanGlass. She has exhibited her work at a myriad of institutions including: UrbanGlass Gallery, Bullseye Gallery, Racine Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Norfolk, VA and The Society of Contemporary Craft.