«I have been working on developing works that reflect my inner search for a form that strives to depict what I feel when I look at the daily life objects in rural India, be it a commemorative stone under a tree outside a village or the wooden pillars of a shrine in central India. Having been trained as a painter before my training in ceramics, I strive to create a large canvas in my work.»
Rakhee studied painting at Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda and has a post graduate diploma from National Institute of Design in Ceramics. Her early training was with Jyotsana Bhatt before she moved to Auroville, near Pondicherry where she has also apprenticed with Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith of Golden Bridge Pottery.
She has also been an artist in residence with known ceramic artists like Jane Perryman and Ruthann Tudball in United Kingdom and has participated in International Wood Firing Symposium in Dehua, China. Rakhee continues to participate in various workshops, group shows, and has a few solo shows to her credit. She has successfully curated a few ceramic shows in Auroville and Chennai, & continues her various experimental works at her studio in Auroville.