Hi, I’m Rachel, the maker behind Etta Rain ceramics. I create one of a kind functional hand built and wheel thrown objects.

I trained as a photographer and studied photography and video at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where I earned a Master of Fine Art degree.  When I started photography, I leaned traditional black and white darkroom techniques and loved being in the darkroom and creating unique photographic prints.  As time went on and digital photography became the norm, I longed to be immersed in a creative craft once again. 

I always admired handmade ceramics, so on a whim I took a one day course in hand building in London.  From that day I was utterly hooked on the creative possibilities of clay, and I have spent the past 3 years learning the craft.  I’m now happiest when I have my hands in clay and  love everything ceramics!