Rachel is a French luthier based in Providence, Rhode Island, who spent a number of years playing music and developing architecturally designed products and furniture. She learned her luthiery under the guidance of Daniel Collins and shared wood-shops with Zach Martin and Otto D'Ambrosio.
Born and raised in Paris, France, Rachel studied Design at ESAG-Penninghen, in Paris as well as at RISD, where she was exposed to both fine arts and applied arts. Her understanding of construction through her design years as well as her knowledge of music are two strong assets forming a stable backbone to her actual art making of string instruments.
Some of her previous artwork was shown in exhibits at Le Carousel du Louvre, at Le Musée d’Art Contemporain du Palais de Tokyo, Paris France, at the Hangaram museum of modern art, Seoul Korea.
Just like her music and her designs, Rachel works her luthiery by exploring the combination of both traditional and new styles and techniques and tries to bring a unique perspective to her work.
When not behind her workbench, Rachel teaches Spatial Dynamics at the Rhode Island School of Design in the Experimental and Foundation Studies division.
Rachel is also an active musician.