Claire studied HND Design Crafts at Hereford College of Arts.

On leaving college, she set-up as a practicing designer-maker, selling through contemporary art galleries and private commissions both in the UK and abroad. Alongside this she worked in a gallery, whilst undertaking her teaching training.

Before returning to HCA to teach, Claire spent 2 years in Rwanda teaching and volunteering with local NGO’s running Art projects.

Claire believes that studying on Foundation is an opportunity for the students to recognise their strengths and question themselves to better understand how to move forward. Giving the students an opportunity to learn by being curious, experimental and by making mistakes, in an environment that is supportive yet challenging to facilitate lifelong learning.

Claire’s current interests are in:  line, surface, spatial qualities, text and composition, through the investigation and importance of drawing.  This is a key area for her current practice, which she is developing further through collaborative drawing projects. These collaborative drawing projects have developed into exhibitions making work in response to Cathedral crypts. Her drawing approach is continually expanding to also encompass film, sound and installation pieces.

Claire teaches on Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.