Rachel Kozlowski

Delaware-based artist Rachel Kozlowski uses painterly techniques to bring everyday objects, like our basic plates, to life. "I love to travel," she says. "I find that these memories make their way back into my work." Her whimsical collections with west elm are based on her paintings of real animals. "I love the thought of my illustrations being the surprise at the end of a meal." Her latest plate designs include a little glitz and glam to match the festive spirit of the holidays.

"I clearly have a love of animals and my wardrobe often reflects my work!"

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Rachel's illustration next to the real-life owl that inspired her work.

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Rachel works on a prototype for the west elm collection.

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She uses her original sketches as a personal reference book in the studio.

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Rachel's latest plates feature a little gilt to dress up the holiday table.

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