Claire Orange

Twitter: cragfoot
Instagram: claireorange.ceramics

This artist will be running a workshop over the trail weekend, please visit the workshops page for details and to pre-book your place.

After graduating from Bath Academy of Art in the late 70’s, Claire has worked in the north of England as a teacher of art and ceramics and throughout this time has continued to create her own work largely driven by the need to satisfy her curiosity in the manufacture of fired clay and raw materials. Claire recently returned to university on an MA course allowing her opportunities to explore new ideas and develop her skills further.

Using natural form as inspiration, Claire produces a diverse range of ceramic sculptural pieces and often adds an element of experimentation and unpredictability into her work; the surface of the piece determined by the combination and interaction of materials used and the effects of the firing process. Much of the material is gathered locally and incorporated into the clay, creating unique pieces.