Heating and hammering steel into a record of environmental devastation.Rachel David lives and works in Waynesville, North Carolina, and employs a social justice framework to create sculpture, furniture, and architectural work around the themes of landscape, human impact on the environment, and the body. A founding member of the Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths (featured in “Visionaries in Craft” in our Summer 2022 issue), she advocates for diversity in the field. Rebekah Frank wrote about David and fellow groundbreaking smiths Elizabeth Brim and Ellen Durkan in “Forging New Paths” in the Summer 2022 issue of American Craft.
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