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New Work and Forthcoming Exhibitions

New Work shows work in progress for exhibition in 2016. Nightwalker and Travelling West, both migration stories from an Iranian refugee, are the first pots in the collection. In progress: Postcard from the Caliphate - follow updates for this at The C Word (supplement).

Dates for your diary:
Open Studio, November 13, 14 & 15th 2015
12-6pm at Chocolate Factory 1, 5 Clarendon Road, Wood Green, London N22 6XJ
Featuring: The Corblasphemies, a brand new collection of cider-jugs with bawdy seaside rhymes about politics; How to Look at Art, a study of selfies, museums and art exhibitions; and get a sneak preview of the ‘New Work’ featured on this website. For price list, contact me by email

February 27th 2016 Peoples History Museum, Manchester
Clause 28 Tea Set
will be on exhibition as part of LGBT history month. I will be giving a talk about the tea set on the 27th February.

Recent Work

Recent Work is a new page showing pots from 2014.
WW1, 1915, Ararat to Albania, (detail right) is a memorial to the work of three extraordinary women in the Balkans during WW1. It features The Great Serbian Retreat of 1915-16 and, close to Mr. Ararat, the smoking villages remember the Armenian Genocide, 1915.
Floods at Dawn and Three Generations are intimate portraits of the house, garden, family and the landscape in which I grew up.
Remembering Nelson Mandela, tracing some of the momentous events in the Mandela’s long and remarkable life.


Featured Pages

This month’s feature pot is Travelling West, 2013 in recognition of the current mass movement of people, over land and sea, in search of safety, refuge and a new life. This pot illustrates the story of one man travelling from Iran to England in 2006. See also WW1, 1915, Ararat to Albania, October 2015 marks the centenary of the start of the Great Serbian Retreat, 1915-16.

This is history painting form a democratic viewpoint, in a domestic medium, which celebrates the hand-made material object as well as art’s subversion.
Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times, 2012.

Recent Press Coverage
An Extraordinary Turn of Events, (2012)
Jackie Wullschlager for the Financial Times
Tanya Harrod for Ceramic Review

Molly’s Odyssey, (2013)
James Martin for the Irish Post
John Walsh for the Independent



I am immensely grateful to The Society of Authors for their support for my forthcoming book, Subversive Ceramics, Bloomsbury 2015, now in production and can be pre-ordered from the Bloomsbury website or at Amazon.

“This book has been needed for a very long time. It examines the intriguing histories of how clay has been used as a medium for dissent, as a commentary on political life and to critique ideas of domesticity. It argues that ceramics’ access to the everyday, and its use of a material that is little-regarded, allows it to rewrite narratives around power. Claudia Clare’s book is corrective, passionate, lucid, funny, beautifully illustrated and frequently surprising.” Edmund de Waal

On The Record: writing my own art history

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