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Back to Nature

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Rachel Dein

Rachel Dein, A.K.A. Tactile Studio, makes casts of incredibly fragile flowers, plants, and even vegetables, then turns them into extraordinary Wedgewood-style decorative tiles. Dein adapted a glass casting technique she learned at Middlesex University by pressing her plants into wet clay, then carefully pouring over them a mixture of plaster and concrete. Her process beautifully preserves the most delicate details on these fantastic tiles.

“All the best sculptures you want to touch. There’s an inherent need to feel their texture, to trace the contours, understand their story. And so it is that you imagine that something made by Tactile Studio will be something that you want to ‘feel’ and sense.” Sorrel Everton for Gardens Illustrated

You can see more of her work on her Instagram, on her website, and in her Etsy shop.

All images property of Rachel Dein/Tactile Studio.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

17 thoughts on “Back to Nature

  1. Wow! I’ve never seen anything like these. They make me think of effigies on tombs but of pretty flowers rather than dead nobility. Weird connection perhaps. Probably. The monochrome carrot one particularly appeals to me, I think because I like the asymmetry of the composition.

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  2. Amazing images! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Reblogged this on notewords and commented:
    Stunning images of nature.

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  4. Beautiful, intricate images, thanks for sharing.

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful way to create art. Perhaps I need to investigate Rachel Dein a little more myself!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Can I be another beautiful (!) thing you’ve discovered today?

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  8. This is such a cool idea!

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