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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.

News

I am now a professional member of the Craft Potters Association
and represented by Zuleika Gallery London and Oxford,
and Gallery 286, London.

Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions and Displays

Zuleika Gallery - visit my artist page

Claudia Clare pots and Grayson Perry prints
Zuleika Gallery, London, 3rd Floor, 6 Mason's Yard, St James's, SW1Y 6BUNovember 8th - December 1st, 2017.
I will be showing my most recent work from the new studio including three of the large slip-painted pots, and a number of smaller works. The show will also include a new range of ‘drawing,’ or monochrome pots.

Remembering Nelson Mandela
is part of a long-term display by Zulieka artists with the Said Business School. 2018 is the centenary of Mandela's birth.

Press Coverage

2017
Look out for my essay, Pots with a Story to Tell, in Ceramic Review
Sept/Oct issue, 288, available from 20th October

2016
Emma Chrichton-Miller for Crafts Magazine

2013

James Martin for the Irish Post

John Walsh for the Independent

2012
Jackie Wullschlager for the Financial Times
Tanya Harrod for Ceramic Review

Writing

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.

Subversive Ceramics, (Bloomsbury, 2016) has been selected as one of the 'Outstanding Academic Titles' for 2016 by 'Choice' publication of the American Library Associaiton. It is now on sale on line and in all good book shops: 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

The C Word for writing on completed work
The C Word (supplement) for work in progress

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