Following her training at the University of Brighton, Rachel co-founded Bookbinders of Lewes, where she works as a professional bookbinder, undertaking a wide range of bookbinding projects. She teaches workshops at her bindery and venues around the country.
Elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2005, she stood as President from 2019-2021. Rachel’s work has been exhibited internationally and is represented in collections around the world. Her bindings have been awarded prizes including second prize in the Designer Bookbinders international competition 2017.