Rachel Shilston

Inspiring Creativity

Rachel is the artist and creative facilitator behind Rachel Shilston – Inspiring Creativity, a creative business specialising in mosaic and delivering workshops, school projects, DIY kits and subscription boxes throughout the UK. She is based in her picturesque studio on the edge of the Forest of Dean and Welsh border.

Rachel would admit that her mosaics are not very traditional as she loves adding all sorts of treasures into her designs and, over the years, she has developed her own unique style, combining mosaic with painted details. Rachel has also had her work on seven public art trails to date, including Shaun in the City, where her painted sculpture ‘Baa-bushka’ was placed outside Liberty on Carnaby Street in London.

In December 2018, Rachel was thrilled to be a finalist on Channel 4's TV show 'Kirstie Allsop's Handmade Christmas', which saw her create a stunning mosaic Christmas wreath on national television.

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