About the artist

Claudia Clare trained as a painter at Camberwell School of Art in the 1980s, followed by an apprenticeship with Winchcombe pottery in 1990. She became a regular contributor to Ceramic Review in 1997 and completed a Phd at University of Westminster in 2007. She has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums nationally and was shortlisted for the British Ceramics Biennial Major Award in 2013. In 2019 a major project with women@thewell prompted a growing interest in social and performance collaborations with feminist organisations including Filia International Feminist Conference. She is the author of ‘Subversive Ceramics,’ (Bloomsbury 2016) and co-wrote ‘The Pot Book’ (Phaidon, 2011) with Edmund de Waal.

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Claudia Clare CV

2007
PhD University of Westminster, London. Media, Art & Design.
1990-91
Winchcombe Pottery, Gloucestershire. Apprenticeship 1 year (ceramics)
1985
Fine Art B.A. Hons. Camberwell School of Art and Craft. London (painting)
2021
Claudia Clare at the Sewell Centre Gallery, Radley College
2020
Fragmented, Zuleika Gallery, with Frances Aviva Blane (catalogue)
2020
Collect 2020, Somerset House, with Alice Kettle and Candida Stevens Gallery
2019
Traveling West, Pots by Claudia Clare, Huguenot Museum, Rochester
2019
London Art Fair, Zulieka Gallery, two person display
2018
The Wootton Pots, Zuleika Gallery, Oxford, (catalogue)
2017
Claudia Clare pots, Grayson Perry Prints, Zuleika Gallery, London (catalogue)
2017
The Summer Pots, Gallery 286, London,
2012
An Extraordinary Turn of Events, Francis Kyle Gallery, London, (catalogue)
2011
Remembering Atefeh, Commemorative Performance, Hyde Park, London
2007-2010
Shattered, London Gallery West, and touring, (catalogue)
2001
An Alien in the Kitchen. Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
1999
Collection for the Zsolnay Sisters. Rich Women of Zurich, London.
1996-1998
The World Service. Geffrye Museum, London and touring, (catalogue.)
2019
Dear Christine, Vane Gallery, Newcastle, and touring (catalogue)
2018
Once Upon a Time, North Wall, Oxford, (catalogue)
2017
Never Going Underground, People’s History Museum, Manchester
2016
Hidden Agenda, The Wilson, Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery
2013
British Ceramics Biennial, Award 2013, Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent
2013
In The Name Of Honour, 1 Mayfair, London, (catalogue)
2011
I Am Human, New Schoolhouse Gallery, York
2010
Fired Up, Ceramics and Meaning, Gallery Oldham, (catalogue)
2021
Filia International Feminist Conference, Femicide Vigil
2019-date
And The Door Opened, social project with women@thewell, London
2019
Filia International Feminist Conference: Memory March Vigil
2001-3
Paved Paradise. Architectural project. West Yorkshire.

Transcultural Collection, Bradford Museums and Art Galleries.

New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. (Catalogue.)

Pankhurst Museum, Manchester

Bibliography and Press Coverage (about Claudia Clare)

2021
Bonnie Kemske, Kintsugi: The Poetic Mend, Herbert Press
2016
'Subversive Ceramics,' Bloomsbury, London
2012
Paul Scott, Ceramics and Print, Third Edition, A&C Black, UK.
2011
'The Pot Book,' Co-authored with Edmund de Waal, Phaidon, London
2010
Linda Bloomfield, Advanced Pottery Making, Robert Hale, UK
2009
Emmanuel Cooper, Contemporary Ceramics International Perspective, Thames & Hudson, UK.
2004
Gwen Heeney, Brickworks, A&C Black, UK
2021
Talk Radio UK, guest arts reporter, Bob Mills
2019
BBC Radio 4, Woman’s Hour Takeover with Harriet Wistrich, ‘Feminist ceramics’
2011
Manoto, 21st December, The Culture Programme, ‘Claudia Clare, Ceramic Artist,’ director / editor, 5th Season (in Farsi)
2011
Green Camera, ‘Khorshid,’ director/editor Hossein Taraz (in Farsi with English subtitles)
2020
The Glass Magazine, ‘Glass Previews Fragmented,’ Connie de Pelet
2020
Morning Star, ‘Shattered Illusions,’ Josephine Bartosch
2020
Spiked Online, ‘The Silencing of Feminist Artists,’ Josephine Bartosch
2019
Financial Times, ‘The Shifting Fortunes of Art Fairs,’ Melanie Gerlis
2019
Private Eye, ‘Scene & Heard,’ David Ziggy Green,
2017
Ceramic Review, ‘Pots with a Story to Tell,’ Claudia Clare
2016
Crafts Magazine, ‘Hidden Agenda,’ review, Emma Crichton-Miller
2013
The Independent: ‘Bloom Time,’ John Walsh
2013
Irish Post: ‘The London Exhibition Leaving Ulysses Fans Spoiled for Joyce,’ James Martin
2013
Ceramic Review, ‘Extraordinary Turn of Events,’ review, Tanya Harrod
2012
Financial Times, ‘Claudia Clare: An Extraordinary Turn of Events,’ Critics Choice, Jackie Wullschlager
2011
Ceramic Review, 252, ‘Breaking a Pot: Remembering Atefeh,’ Kimberley Chandler
2011
Pendaar, issues 3, (March, in English) and 6, (July, in Farsi), ‘Interview with Claudia Clare,’ feature, Iman Nabavi
2010
Ceramic Review, 246, ‘Fired Up: Ceramics and Meaning,’ Review, Liz Mitchell
2009
Parikiaki, 17th December, ‘Shattered: An Exhibition Of Ceramics By Claudia Clare,’ Dr. Criton Tomazos. (Greek / English)
2009
Londra Gazete, ‘Women Must Seek,’ Suzan Nuri, (Turkish / English).
2009
Financial Times, ‘That Gong Tormented Sea,’ Critics Choice, Jackie Wullschlager.
2007
Ceramic Review, 229, “Ceramics and installation,” Emma Shaw.
2018
Brookes University, Oxford
2017
Royal Drawing School, visiting lecturer
2010-date
Sotheby’s Institute, Visiting Lecturer
2004
University of Westminster. Travel bursary 2 months research in Iran.
2001
Churchill Travel Fellowship, Hungary, Turkey, Iran, Uzbekistan.
1998
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, residency Kecskemet, Hungary

Publications (by Claudia Clare)

2016
Subversive Ceramics, Bloomsbury, London
2011
The Pot Book, co-authored with Edmund de Waal, Phaidon, London
2017
Gallery Oldham, ‘Overplapping Fields: the meeting of urban and rural influences in the Emilie Taylor’s Edgelands.
2016
Jewish Museum, London, ‘Shaping Ceramics – Future Tense,’ essay in ‘Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal.’
2015
Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, ‘Avital Sheffer,’ catalogue essay
1997-date
Ceramic Review, regular contributor writing features and reviews.
2009
International Feminist Journal of Politics, ‘The Art of Crafting the Future Present-Past,’ with Marysia Zalewski, Alex Brew, Merlyn Riggs, Charlie Hackett.
2016
Subversive Ceramics, The Wilson, Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery
2016
Radical Ceramics: The Clause 28 Tea Set. National Festival of LGBT History, Manchester
2012
Subversive Ceramics: exploring ideas in contemporary ceramic practice, Holburne Museum, Bath, ‘Satire, Subversion and Revolution.’
2009
East & West: Cross-Cultural Encounters, University of St. Andrews, ‘The Artist And The Coup D’Etat: A Users Guide To Exhibiting In Politically Unstable Situations.’
2008
Connecting Cultures, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, “Artists and Public Collections in the 21st Century: Opportunity or Risk?”
2008
Ending International Feminist Futures, University of Aberdeen, ‘Traffic: A Pot From Shattered.’
2008
A Woman’s Place: Locating the Feminine in Modern and Contemporary Culture. Newcastle University, “Princess Hymen: A Pot from Shattered.”
2007
Parallels and Connections. University of Sunderland. National Glass Centre. “Shattered: Surviving Sexual violence, mediated through ceramic materiality.”
2005
Storytelling and Poetry. International Ceramic Research Centre. Denmark. “So She Took a Sharp Knife. Trauma and Survival narrated through ceramics.”
2000
Fired Up North. University of Central Lancashire. International ceramics conference. “Soul Food and Revisiting the Renaissance.”
2000
Edge, identity and change. Western Australian School of Art, Design and Media. “International Ceramics Conference, Perth, Australia, European Ceramics, and Cultural representation.”
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