Rachael Long is an award-winning artist with many public commissions across the UK including "Lifeboat Horse" at Wells next to the Sea. She has sculptures in collections based in France, Austria, New Zealand and the US. Rachael makes large scale sculpture of animals and birds, using redundant farm machine parts. They are welded together and sometimes forged to subtly change them. The alchemical transformation of cold hard metal into fluid animated creatures interests her. Rachael graduated in History of Modern Art, Design and Film at the then Newcastle Polytechnic, now the University of Northumbria. She also has an MA in Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts, graduating in 2018.