Hello, I'm Clair. Married to a wonderful and funny man with whom I have two amazing and crafty children and one tubby little jack russell with an anxiety disorder.
We live in suburban Australia, but I often dream of living in the British countryside (where there are less poisonous snakes and spiders!) in an old wooden gypsy wagon in the forest.
I have a Visual Arts background, but basically I’ve been making & creating since I could hold a pencil and operate a pair of scissors. I have a Diploma of Visual Arts specialising in Printmaking (primarily etching) but more recently I have been involved in screen-printing, botanical illustration, assemblage/mixed media, sewing, knitting, jewellery making, painting and textile design. I just have to make, make, make! If I don’t, my soul gets all grey and shrivelled (picture one of those disgusting pieces of chewing gum you found under your desk at school). My work is influenced by a wide range of subjects; nature, dreams, fairy tales, childhood memories, nostalgia, books and film, mythology and fable, anthropology, permaculture etc.
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