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Rachel David, raised in Maryland and a resident of  New Orleans, Louisiana is a blacksmith, sculptor, designer, and maker.  In her practice, she synthesizes self reflection and societal systemic criticism translating it to making change in the world she lives in through her works, words, and actions.  Her practice includes sculpture, custom architectural work, and furniture, all working to convey social and environmental justice, and workshops that build community rather than competition.  

 Rachel has been the visiting artist at SIU Carbondale, IL, NOCCA the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, LA, The Crucible, CA, and Community-First Forge in Austin TX.  Rachel has shown nationally in solo, intimate collaborations and group exhibitions. Her work has been published in books and magazines including Ironwork Today 4, Imago Mundi; Reparations, and (T)Here Magazine and collected by the City of New Orleans, the Simone Benetton Foundation, and numerous private collectors.