Rachel Donner was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico. She earned her BA in ceramics from the University of Northern Colorado in 2013. Since then, she has been awarded several artist residencies including at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine, and most recently at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana.
Donner has exhibited nationally at places such as Lillstreet Gallery, the Archie Bray, MoMo Taos, and dozens of other venues.
Rachel currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she is an instructor at Santa Fe Clay and a full-time studio artist.
Rachel creates functional porcelain pottery in her home studio alongside her small black cat. Her focus is on creating everyday objects with special surface design and combining exciting colors, patterns, and layers.
All of her works are food, microwave and dishwasher safe, and are one-of-a-kind pieces. One of Rachel's favorite parts of making pottery is seeing how the pieces end up living in the real world and she encourages you to share your images with her.