Arrowmont Craft Conversations: Rachael McCampbell, painter

“I consider myself very experimentational. I don’t always sell or show the work that I do on my own, but probably one day a week (at least) I spend a lot of time trying new materials and playing with them. I think that informs my other work. I think it helps create a looseness; and always helps keep that ‘beginner’ mind that I think is crucial to artists – if they want to grow.” – Rachael McCampbell

ARROWMONT CRAFT CONVERSATIONS is a video series that highlights artists in the Arrowmont community. Our partnership with Arrowmont faculty and community members has contributed to Arrowmont’s longevity, growth as a school of arts and crafts, and our reputation as an institution that welcomes everyone. The artists who appear in this series exemplify the characteristics that represent the School — they span generations and are among the most experienced, capable, and innovative in the arts and crafts world.

Each of the artists in this series offers insights into their work and their reflections on being a part of the Arrowmont community.

Rachael McCampbell is a painter, friend and instructor. Rachael has been involved with Arrowmont in a number of ways – instructing workshops, participating in auctions and events, and taking part in Arrowmont Connections. Today, she shares a Craft Conversation diving deeper into her artwork – showing behind-the-scenes shots of her studio and progress.

Click here to watch Rachael’s Arrowmont Craft Conversation, or visit

Arrowmont Connections: Rachael McCampbell helps artists take the next step in their work


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