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
All images property of Rachel Dein/Tactile Studio.