Rachel Stovall moved to Tennessee to complete her B.F.A. at the Memphis College of art. Now a long-term resident of Memphis, Rachel has shown her pottery in multiple venues such as the Dixon Botanical Gardens, The Brooks Museum, The Memphis Potter’s Guild, and Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery. Her pottery explores both sculptural and illustrative gestures. She graduated from the Memphis College of Art as a sculptor, and she strives to include sculptural components in her work. She is interested in the lines between utilitarian and decorative, and she seeks to blur those lines by making objects that have influences from both elements. Mark making, whether it be with a stamp, tool, or found object, also helps to add dimension to her vessels. Every day she seeks to push and pull the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional, creating a rhythm that displays itself in her forms. She finds it very necessary that this push and pull takes place so that her forms become more than just objects; they become cherished vessels that have their own unique rhythms.