Rachel Biel's Profile
My hands have held a needle, paintbrush, a pen, some sand paper, a hammer or some kind of tool ever since I can remember. I've also been cursed with an entrepreneurial spirit that got me selling t-shirts at artisan fairs when I was 15 in Brazil and that later led on to almost two decades of self-employment in retail and wholesale of my work and international handicrafts in Chicago.
I now focus primarily on fiber art, but worked seriously in clay for a time. I enjoy refinishing the odd piece of furniture, putting 3-d collages together, and have an avid interest in how things are made and where they come from. I live in Paducah, Kentucky and enjoy a peer group of other curious artists. I miss the diversity of Chicago, but carry the influence of friends and experiences from there and abroad that continue to stamp my work with an international feel. Kentucky is a peaceful…
- Born on January 16
- Joined May 31, 2007