Rachel Ballard Bigley is a third year MFA candidate in the Ceramics program at Georgia State University. She received her BFA in Ceramics and BS in Art Education from Appalachian State University in 2011.
Upon graduation, she served as a studio assistant to artists Cristina Cordova, Beth Cavener and Lisa Clague. Although she works predominately as a ceramic sculptor, Bigley has expanded into video experimentation and drawing studies since her arrival at GSU. Her work explores themes of communication, femininity, and human to animal relationships. Her work has been selected for the Lark Crafts Publication, “500 Figures in Clay: Volume 2" and exhibition during the 2015 and 2012 NCECA conferences. She is the recipient of the North Carolina Regional Artist Grant and is the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design's first scholar of distinction. She continues to show her work nationwide.