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I am now represented by the Oxford-based Zuleika Gallery.
All enquiries concerning sales should now be directed to the director, Lizzie Collins.

New Work and Forthcoming Exhibitions

New Work shows work in progress for exhibition in September 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).

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 Saturday 27th February.

Don’t miss: The Bawd-House Jugs – featuring politicians, preachers, and prophets. First in the series, in honour of Charlie Hebdo and the seventeen who were killed on January 7th 2015: How The Prophet Was Driven To Drink.


Subversive Ceramics, Bloomsbury, will be in the shops from the end of January 2016. It can be pre-ordered from Bloomsbury website, or from Amazon.

Here’s what Edmund de Waal had to say about it:
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.

Look out for my article on politics and ceramics in this Ceramic Review, Jan/Feb 2016.

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


Wilson Gallery, Cheltenham, Spring 2016, date tbc
University of Central Lancashire – watch for updates

Featured Pages

As 2015/16 continues to be marked by mass migrations and conflict, I stay with my choice to feature Travelling West, 2013 depicting the journey of one refugee from Iran to Britain, and WW1, 1915, Ararat to Albania, October 2015-March 2016 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 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 Mt. 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, traces some of the momentous events in the Mandela’s long and remarkable life.

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

On The Record: writing my own art history

The C Word for writing on completed work
The C Word (supplement) for work in progress



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