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Rachael Chambers

Contemporary Craft Editor

Rachael Chambers
Rachael Chambers

Rachael Chambers is the Contemporary Craft Editor of craft&design and joined the team in January 2007. Prior to this Rachael had been a features writer for the magazine. Rachael trained as a graphic designer and then went on to work in tourism, the arts and education with jobs as Marketing Director of the World of Glass and Communications Manager for DeMontfort University. In 2002 Rachael became the owner of Ferrers Gallery at Staunton Harold near Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire.

Since becoming her own boss Rachael has developed her business into a multi award winning gallery and member of the ICGA (Independent Craft Gallery Association) showcasing over 300 makers over 3 floors with an ever changing exhibition programme for each of the upper two floors. Rachael who is an award winning business women herself also runs one day Marketing for Makers courses and a one-to-one mentoring programme called 'Creative Directions'. Alongside this Rachael gives talks to colleges and arts associations and is on the selection panel for several regional organisations and events.

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