- I am a ceramic artist with a fascination for the natural world. This passion has remained a strong theme throughout my work. It always has the innate ability to bring me joy, ground me and make me aware that we are more than a sum of our parts.
I work with surface; breaking up 2D space, abstracting natural forms and fauna to produce images that strive to capture a twisted tendril or fragile leaf. The pieces are wall mounted ceramic sculptures, or tiles for architectural or interior settings. The techniques of printmaking are used to illustrate the designs, creating a feeling of layers and elements collaged together.
I love the medium of clay, its impressionability, sensuality and earthy quality, opening a fresh bag of porcelain never ceases to excite me. My sculptural pieces are hand built, using the process of press mould porcelain. I make casts from found objects and pebbles. Their small size is based around the physicality of the hand, that lovely feeling of holding a tactile object in the palm of your hand.
After completing undergraduate studies at The Glasgow School of Art, Clare developed her knowledge and specialism, completing an MA at Howard Gardens in Cardiff. She studied at the Baltimore Institute in Maryland and worked with potters in Sanoma California.
Clare supplies galleries throughout the uk and lives and works in Frome, Somerset. Clare is a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen www.crafts.org.uk
CRM Ceramics 2009