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What the press said:

“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 Galleryand Gallery 286.

Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions and Displays

People’s History Museum, Manchester, until 3rd September 2017, the Clause 28 Tea Set is showing with Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT Rights.

Gallery 286, Earls Court Road, London SW5 9AS, will show new work, including The Wotton Pots, in June 2017 with the painter, Minna Stevens. Dates tbc.

Press Coverage

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, Overlapping Fields: urban and rural influences in Emilie Taylor's 'Edgelands' to the catalogue for Taylor's forthcoming show, Edgelands, which opens at Gallery Oldham, in June 2017.

Look out for my essay, The Painted Pot, in Ceramic Review, Sept/Oct issue, 287, available from August 14th.

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



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