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Rachel Cox

MA work


My ceramics reflect my fascination with surface pattern and colour. I am specifically interested in their use and effect in interior and exterior architectural environments. Having lived and studied in both Hungary and Spain, I have experienced the impact that the surface of a place can have on its inhabitants. Colour, pattern and material quality all play a vital role in how people respond emotionally to an object and an environment, which contributes to our sense of well-being. 

My tiles are colourful and geometric, the patterns are influenced by traditional textiles from communities of migrant populations who live in London. They are interlaced with decorative motifs, which I have drawn from the fabric of the city. My patterns represent the city, which is permanent yet home to lives and communities that are intertwined and transitional. 

My set of porcelain vessels extends this investigation of colour into three-dimensional form. The non-glazed surface reveals their soft and tactile quality.   


  • Rachel Cox
  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2014



  • Degrees

  • BA Applied Arts, University of Hertfordshire, 2007