Friederike Rahn studied ceramics at Sheridan College (Ontario), and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Since 1990, she has maintained an active studio practice in Vancouver. She has participated in artists' residencies at Watershed, Maine, the Archie Bray Foundation, Montana, and was a participant in the Mexico Canada ceramics exchange in Puebla, Mexico and the Banff Centre. She teaches at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts and Emily Carr University. Rahn makes utilitarian tableware with strong decorative elements. Her work is exhibited across Canada and the United States.