Rachel Sim creates collections that are playful, enjoyable and handcrafted using sustainable wood, paper and ink.
Each collection uses printmaking processes with balanced colour combinations and bold shapes to create simple objects to wear or inspire at home.
Rachel trained in Visual Communication at both The Royal College of Art and at Edinburgh College of Art. She has been exploring and developing her practice for 10 years. After working on creative commissions with clients such as Random House, Artists and Illustrators and Granta Magazine, Rachel moved to Yorkshire and set up her own studio in 2013.
Scottish Arts Council funding enabled her to further her printmaking skills and using her expertise and knowledge of drawing and printmaking Rachel runs workshops for families, schools and adults including currently working as a creative Practitioner at The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. She has taught at West Dean College, The Arthouse Wakefield, Art in Action, Reachout RCA and The National Coal Mining Museum.
After growing up in a small fishing village on the North East coast of Scotland, Rachel continues to be inspired by the textures and colours of the sea. Since moving to Yorkshire, her local surroundings including the Yorkshire mills and industrial buildings alongside her travels all contribute to her practice