Balancing fragility and a fluidity of movement, Clare's pieces have a juxtaposition of clean lines and tension in curved forms; with rawness and brokenness. At their heart, the battle between control and spontaneity.
Through her work she explores the theme of what's hidden within: the veneers that we show to the world and the realities that lie beneath.
She crafts her one-off sculptures and vessels in a variety of stoneware and porcelain clays, using a combination of techniques: throwing forms to cut, join and distort; and slab-building with organic-textured forms.
Her body of glazes creates a quiet palette – enhanced by the incorporation of engobes and oxides to create subtle variations of tone and colour.
Ceramics is her second career. She worked in advertising for 10 years, whilst spending her evenings pursuing her genuine passion with clay.
Clare sells her work from her studio in North West London, where she also lives with her husband and two daughters.