Hello, I'm Rachel J. – a wildlife biologist with a BSc (Hons) Wildlife Biology degree from Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge, now embracing my artistic passion.
My journey began with a strong foundation in wildlife and nature. Beginning my understanding at Moreton Morrell agricultural college studying Countryside Management before continuing to university studying Wildlife Biology. Whilst studying I also spent many years working in country parks, contributing to the preservation of our natural environment.
Since childhood creativity was my constant companion. From painting & drawing to sculpting & modelling. Following my graduation I returned to my creative roots, intertwining my passion with my profound knowledge of nature to create ArtyPax, giving life to nature inspired ceramics & artwork.
Beyond ArtyPax, I continue to paint, draw, sculpt, and explore nature with an Attenborough like wonder, hunt fossils like Anning (when I can), and relish time with my family.
My mission with ArtyPax is to kindle the flames of your imagination whilst celebrating the wonders of the natural world.
A mission which is growing in strength after winning Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday Award & LuxLife’s Perfect gift award for ‘Best Pottery Painting Kit eTailor in the UK 2023’.
As I entered into the world of paint your own ceramic kits I noticed a saturation of generic, imported items with limited variety. Driven by this realisation I embarked on a quest to curate a distinctive selection of ceramics and artwork, with a spotlight on nature and wildlife.
For utmost quality I exclusively use bisque ceramics, supporting traditional British pottery craftsmanship. My pieces are meticulously hand-cast in the pottery heartlands of Stoke-On-Trent & Derbyshire, showcasing dedication to superior craftsmanship. You can find more about my ceramics and the art of bisque ceramic painting on dedicated pages.
What truly sets ArtyPax apart is that all my kits are kiln-free – simply paint and go! No waiting for additional kiln firing. Just paint & decorate your masterpiece, let it dry, and bask in your creation. Suitable for artists of all levels. If you are lucky enough to have access to a kiln my ceramics can be used with kiln glazes & fired to cone 06 too!
As an advocate for our crafty planet, I am committed to leading in minimising the environmental impact of the craft and creative industry. Here are the current green credentials of ArtyPax:
UK made, less air miles, higher quality product
My kits are 100% recyclable, reusable, and solvent-free.
100% FREE From single-use plastic.
I utilise recycled and 100% recyclable packaging.
Bubblewrap is 100% reused and recyclable.
100% paper products from FSC certified sources.
My studio operates on 100% renewable and sustainable energy sources.
A transformed nature garden no sits around my studio offering endless inspiration & biodiversity of flora & fauna.
Discover more about ArtyPax's eco-friendly initiatives through my Green Craft Code©.
Thank you for joining me on this odyssey where art and nature unite. I wonder what we’ll discover together next?
The ArtyPax Team
OWNER, ARTIST & WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST
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