Rachel Larkins

Rachel holds a Masters in Sequential Design/ Illustration from Brighton University and regularly teaches at leading Arts universities alongside her freelance practice.

As well as being held in numerous private collections, Rachel's work has featured at The Design Museum and Automates Galeries, Brussels. Media coverage includes Crafts, Elle and Weekend Telegraph.

Describe your approach to teaching:
I aim to encourage and enable individuals to explore their creative potential with supportive guidance, through projects and skills which can be explored beyond the course of study.

What inspires your own work?
I draw inspiration from a wide range of influences; from the curiosities of folklore and nature to antique toys and jewellery.

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