Staff on the course

Rachel Larkins

Lecturer – Preparation for HE

BA Textile Art, MA Sequential Design/Illustration


Rachel Larkins is an associate lecturer who has wide experience of running workshops for students in a variety of settings from schools to museums and galleries.
Alongside her role at AUB, Rachel works as a freelance maker, producing drawings and automata, which reflect her interests in movement and narrative. She has received awards from the British Toymakers Guild and The Arts Council of England.
Rachel’s work has been featured in publications including Elle and The Telegraph. She exhibits regularly and in 2014 showed automata in Brussels and at MADE London. She was also an invited guest speaker at The Design Museum and gained a distinction level Masters in Sequential Design/ Illustration from the University of Brighton.

Professional practice

2013- Commission for two automatons, Stanpit Nature Reserve, Dorset

2010- Commission for Jeffery West, London/ Northampton

January- June 2010- Silversmithing course through CPD at AUCB

June 2008- Hubworld workshop artist for seafront installation, Bournemouth (St.Peters school)

May 2007- Co-ordinator/ workshop artist for Envision project, Study Gallery of Modern Art, Poole

November 2005- Creative Partnerships Careers Event demonstrator, Thames Valley University

October 2005- The Big Draw workshop, Reading Museum

April 2003-June 2005- Creative Partnerships with reception classes, Priory Primary school, Burnham and Langley Grammar school Design and Technology Department, Langley, Slough

February 2002- Making It Work, workshops with P.G.C.E students at Reading Museum


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