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“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.

“Clare’s pots glow with harmonious colour and tender brushwork.”

Tanya Harrod, Ceramic Review, 2012.

“Chaucer meets Hogarth”

Kate Colquhoun, writer, 2018 – about the jugware


Zuleika Gallery - visit my artist page

I also show with:
Gallery 286, London
Craft Potters Association

Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions and Displays:

Fragmented (catalogue: essays by Susie Orbach and Eddy Frankel)
Zuleika Gallery, 6 Mason's Yard, St James's, London SW1Y 6BU
October 21st-November 13th
‘Produced in the midst of the global pandemic and during lockdown at the respective studios of British abstract painter, Frances Aviva Blane, (b. 1954) and ceramicist and author, Claudia Clare (b. 1962), each grappling with working and living in unprecedented times, these new and highly poignant bodies of work are presented together in dialogue for the first time in Fragmented at Zuleika Gallery, London. For enquiries please email’ Lizzie Collins, Director. Connie de Pelet previews the show for The Glass Magazine

'And The Door Opened' project with Women@theWell
***Covid 19 Update*** most events postponed until 2021.

Please watch here for announcements on postponed events.

The C Word has posts on all the ATDO events and pots to date.

Expected 2021

March 2021: Ceramic Art London, is expected to go ahead at Central St Martins, Kings Cross. I hope to have 'And The Door Opened' included in the Claytalks lecture series as per 2020.

May 1st-Sept 30th Beyond the Streets and St. Botolph’s without Aldgate, Whitechapel Display of pots and major event at the end of September

2021 dates to be decided: Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge Display of pots in the chapel

You can read about the Memorial event at Filia Conference 2019, Bradford, here

You can read about the project launch here

‘And The Door Opened,’ continues in Stoke on Trent and Bradford in 2021

Recent Press Coverage:

Josephine Bartosch, ‘Shattering Preconceptions: Josephine Bartosch reports on a unique pottery exhibition that challenges the myths surrounding female prostitution’
Josephine Bartosch, ‘Political Vessels: Claudia Clare’s ‘And The Door Opened,’ Exhibition’

Josephine Bartosch, 'The Silencing of Feminist Artists' Spiked Online, Dec 23rd 2019

Woman’s Hour Takeover with Harriet Wistrich, August 23rd 2019 38.15 -42 mins. I talk about Shattered, (2007,) the Clause 28 tea set, (1988,) and Wedding Feast (1999.)
49-52 mins. I talk about my portrait pots of two friends Hossein and Nisreen, both refugees, with their animals. (We were talking about comfort rabbits and therapy dogs.)
Melanie Gerlis, The Shifting Fortunes of Art Fairs,’ Financial Times, Jan 18th 2019
David Ziggy Green, Scene and Heard,’ Private Eye, no 1488, 25 Jan-7 Feb 2019
Editorial, Pots and Politics,’ Ceramic Review, issue 296

Claudia Clare, Pots with a Story to Tell, Ceramic Review, issue, 288

Emma Chrichton-Miller, Crafts Magazine,
Craft as a Platform for Social Debate,’ review, issue 260


Subversive Ceramics, (Bloomsbury, 2016)
Selected for 'Outstanding Academic Titles' for 2016, American Library Association. Bloomsbury website | 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

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Claudia Clare smashing 'Then Thousand Men,'
at the launch of 'And The Door Opened.'
photo credits: Sylvian Deleu.

Travelling West

Christine Keeler: And Uncertain Pilgrim
Claudia Clare with a selection of pots from 2020

Claudia Clare with a selection of pots from 2020

Hossein with 'Travelling West' at Huguenot Museum