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New Work and Forthcoming Exhibitions

New Work shows work in progress for exhibition in 2016. The first pots in the collection, Nightwalker and Travelling West can be seen here. You can follow updates for this and all other works in progress at The C Word (supplement).

The Clause 28 Tea Set, 1988 has recently been unearthed at The Pankhurst Centre, Manchester and will feature in their forthcoming exhibition, opening on June 11th 2015. You can read about the tea set, which records the demonstrations and protests that took place that year against this notrious piece of legislation on The C Word

I will be talking about the Clause 28 Tea Set at The Pankhurst Centre, June 11th 2015 at the exhibition launch.

Recent Work

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


New Page

Molly’s Odyssey, 2013, is a trio of pots that feature the writer Rebecca Chance as James Joyce’s Molly Bloom. Nothing Like a Kiss is the pot shown on the right with Rebecca Chance as Molly. I’ve chosen to highligh this page for June, to coincide with Blooms-Day, which falls on June 16th.

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
You can follow some of my updates for this on Pinterest and Twitter

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On The Record: writing my own art history


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