Claire trained as a knitted textile designer at the Royal College of Art and went on to design knitwear for both Alberta Ferretti and Valentino in Italy prior to setting up her own knitwear design business in 2000. She sold designs through department stores, boutiques, galleries and the Chelsea Craft Fair and undertook commissions to design and make products for Rod Stewart, Diana Ross and Shirley Bassey amongst others.
More recently, since having a family the direction of Claire’s work has changed direction. She now creates Photomontages, which she exhibits at Art galleries in the South East.
Her developing range of ‘Seascapes’ juxtapose and layer original digital photographic imagery to explore a ‘Sense of the places and spaces she explores.’ Slightly surreal in places, the ambiguous use of space within the image adds depth to the pictures and her love of colour and texture inherited from her background in textile design result in rich and poetic images, which hopefully tap into memories of the coast that are more common to all of us.
- Textile Design BA (Hons)