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“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.

“Clare’s pots glow with harmonious colour and tender brushwork.”

Tanya Harrod, Ceramic Review, 2012.

“Chaucer meets Hogarth”

Kate Colquhoun, writer, 2018 – about the jugware


Zuleika Gallery - visit my artist page

I also show with:
Gallery 286, London
Craft Potters Association

Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions and Displays:

Travelling West, Pots by Claudia Clare
Huguenot Museum, Rochester, until April 29th 2019

'Dear Christine, A Tribute to Christine Keeler'
Vane Gallery, Newcastle, June 1st-29th 2019.
I will be giving a talk, 'Christine, the survivor' on Saturday June 8th at 2pm

Look out for updates for my new project with this partner organisation Women@theWell planning to start in September 2019.

Recent Press Coverage:

Melanie Gerlis, The Shifting Fortunes of Art Fairs,’ Financial Times, Jan 18th 2019 David Ziggy Green, Scene and Heard,’ Private Eye, no 1488, 25 Jan-7 Feb 2019 Editorial, Pots and Politics,’ Ceramic Review, issue 296

Claudia Clare, Pots with a Story to Tell, Ceramic Review, issue, 288

Emma Chrichton-Miller, Crafts Magazine,
Craft as a Platform for Social Debate,’ review, issue 260


Subversive Ceramics, (Bloomsbury, 2016)
Selected for 'Outstanding Academic Titles' for 2016, American Library Association. Bloomsbury website | 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

The C Word for writing on completed work


The C Word



'Postcard from the Caliphat'

Travelling West

Private Eye featuring Claudia Clare with 'Postcard from the Caliphat' at the London Art Fair

Hossein with 'Travelling West' at Huguenot Museum