Rachel Herzer is a ceramicist, painter, and musician living and working in Portland, Maine.
A non-traditional childhood in the forests and fields of Michigan, filled with making, drawing and music, informs the dual passions of her life: teaching and making.
Rachel spends her mornings either at the easel or in the ceramic studio, throwing and pinching both stoneware and porcelain, making tableware and planters, and her afternoons as a teacher, committed to passing on the life-enriching experiences of childhood artistic pursuits.
A graduate of both the School of Music and the Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University, Rachel holds a BA in Music and a BFA in Painting. After falling in love with clay during her last few semesters of art school, Rachel has spent her post-graduate years pursuing that passion outside of academia.