Claire is an award winning British textile artist and has recently been featured on the BBC2 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Show. Her work is held in collections in Europe, Australia and the USA.
Claire has fire in her thread and seed stitch is her weapon of choice. She uses her maverick application of this stitch to challenge perceptions, and to make us laugh along the way.
Claire trained as graphic designer and the influence of this is clear in her work.
She is fascinated by visual communication, and asks how do we say what we want to say and how is that message received.
Claire likes to leave her work with an open narrative, inviting the viewer to bring their own story to the piece.
She has several ongoing series of art:
Project Woman - Portraits of women throughout history or 'herstory'
Welcome to the Moneypause - Here Claire takes a subversive look at the hormonal journey of women and the twists and turns along the way.
The Moneypause Pharmacy - A tongue in cheek look at products for menopausal women.
Trauma Tales - A look into multi generational trauma and its effects.
Polaroid Pop - Stitched polaroids with a twist
Typopgraphy -Typography with a POP! Words are her weapon