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What the press said about my pots:

“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.

News

I am now a professional member of the Craft Potters Association
and represented by Zuleika Gallery

Forthcoming Exhibitions and Displays

August 2016
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1 3BF
will display a small selection of my work from the Land Sea and Sky collection throughout August.

September 2016
Zuleika will be at 6 Mason’s Yard, London SW1Y 6BU, September 19th-25th. Hidden will be Zuleika Artists show featuring, Ararat to Albania, (2015), and Travelling West, (2013)

November 2016
Gallery 286, Earls Court Road, London, SW5 9AS, will show my new work, collectively titled Bring on the Baroque – see the studio preview here. Molly’s Odyssey, will also be included, showing in Gallery 286’s legendary red-walled room.

I am delighted to be sharing this exhibition with Ferha Farooqui, whose gorgeous lino-cut prints and paintings can be seen here: http://ferhafarooqui.weebly.com/

Press Coverage

2016
Emma Chrichton-Miller for Crafts Magazine

2013

James Martin for the Irish Post

John Walsh for the Independent


2012

Jackie Wullschlager for the Financial Times
Tanya Harrod for Ceramic Review

Writing

Subversive Ceramics, Bloomsbury, is now on sale on line and in all good book shops. Bloomsbury website, or from 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 a corrective: passionate, lucid, funny, beautifully illustrated and frequently surprising.
Edmund de Waal

I am immensely grateful to The Society of Authors for their support for the writing of this book.

 

 

On The Record: writing my own art history

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The C Word (supplement) for work in progress

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