Claire is a Belfast based ceramicist and recent graduate from the Belfast School of Art. Her work was exhibited as part of the 2018 Degree Show.
'Inspired by developing urban landscapes, my interest grew initially from the forced relationship between rigid scaffolding and emerging buildings. My work removes the buildings and creates a new relationship with scaffolding alone. In twisting and distorting simple tubular forms, I have enabled each piece to carry human emotion by having an intimate enveloping relationship with itself. My work takes away the coldness of the industrial and creates a comfortable and harmonious exchange within itself. The marginal sites in Belfast have inspired me to add tones of yellow, blue and grey to replicate the colours that I often see within the city.'