Rachel David, born in New Jersey and raised in Maryland, the daughter of a ceramic artist and an electrical engineer has always had a ferocious creative streak. For the past decade she has been a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. She was introduced to metalworking in 7th grade shop class, then after a long break, resumed her study in 2001 and has since pursued it relentlessly. Her practice is utterly consuming and she considers her approach to smithing, art and life in a holistic manner attempting to manage all projects with good honest intention, foresight, and kindness. She can always be found in her shop or garden in the 7th Ward of New Orleans sweating and dreaming.