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.
I am now a professional member of the Craft Potters Association
and represented by Zuleika Gallery
Forthcoming Exhibitions and Displays
August - November 2016
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1 3BF, opposite the British Museum, will display a small selection of my work as part of the ‘Autumn Rotation.’ Preview images here.
September 19th-25th 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).
I am giving a talk: ‘Painting Histories on Pots,’ at 6pm on Thursday 22nd September.
October 17th-23rd 2016
People's History Museum, Manchester, I will be showing five jugs from the Politicians, Preachers, Prophets and Protesters series in the ‘Ideas Worth Fighting For'. Preview images here.
November 8th-30th 2016
Special viewings on Tuesday 8th, Thursday 10th and Sunday 13th – contact the gallery or me to let us know you’re coming.
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’slegendary 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/
Emma Chrichton-Miller for Crafts Magazine
James Martin for the Irish Post
John Walsh for the Independent
Jackie Wullschlager for the Financial Times
Tanya Harrod for Ceramic Review
I have contributed an essay to the catalogue for: Shaping Ceramics: from Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal, November 10th 2016-February 26th 2017 at the Jewish Museum, London.
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
The C Word for writing on completed work
The C Word (supplement) for work in progress