Good evening everyone,

Now we’d like to introduce Rachel Timmins.


Rachel Timmins currently lives in Baltimore, MD, where she will complete her MFA in Studio Art at Towson University in 2012.  She is a native of Buffalo, NY, where she received her BFA in Metalsmithing + Jewelry Design in 2009.   Rachel’s work speaks about otherness, finding value in the devalued and finding comfort in belonging.  Her wearable and sculptural works have been featured at the Design Museum in London, UK, The Masur Museum of Art, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.  You can view Rachel’s work in numerous publications such as Unexpected Pleasures published by Rizzoli Publications, Jewel Book published by Stichtingkunst Boek, Humor in Craft published by Schiffer Publishing and many of the Lark Books Showcase 500 series books.  You can often find Rachel in her home studio sewing obnoxiously vibrant spandex or powder coating her hand-made brass elements.  In addition to making objects, she also takes great joy in making delicious vegan treats, attending the local Farmer’s Market with her husband and petting her three awesome cats.


She will lecture on her recent work and some of the rich history that feeds it, paying significant attention to comfort in belonging, otherness, value in the devalued and functionality in adornment.  This lecture will relate to the symposium theme of Making Marks and will discuss the desire to be remembered and how this desire manifests itself in the hand made object, actions and remnant.

Please check back tomorrow for more previews of our distinguished presenters.

Your Friendly Symposium Staff