Bespoke Public and Private Art Commissions
Welcome to my website, I’m a U.K. based, multi-disciplinary artist working with mosaic and other mediums, to create unique visual stories. I work closely with clients to create permanent installations, which celebrate a place, a history, a community, or individual story. Bespoke interior and exterior artworks enhance their environment adding that something special to any development or existing space.
I’ve experience of partnering with a range of clients, whether they be private individuals, groups, local authorities or corporate. Together we co-create to achieve results that all can be proud of. I have considerable experience in creative community engagement with people of all ages and abilities. With a long track record of commissions, working with architects, engineers, property developers, interior designers and landscape architects, I deliver creative projects which are achieved on time and within budget.
More recently, I’ve begun to use new technologies and creative media alongside more traditional handmade approaches, adding a new dimension to what I can offer in my bespoke commissions. I’m excited with the potential offered in this new and expansive approach!
Alongside commissions I am now selling Giclée Fine Art Digital Prints and soon, a range of digitally printed and fired tiles.
Please do contact me, should you have a unique and special project in mind. I love to discuss potential projects with a client and help them achieve their unique vision!
Introducing the second of two commissions funded by Legacy West Midlands, as part of the series ‘Roundhouse to Chance Glassworks Art Trail’. The focus of this commission was to co-create a public artwork in collaboration with the Civic Square team and local neighbours in the Ladywood area of Birmingham. The commission celebrates the ethos of social, political and environmental activities they undertake in the local area. The commission is a further innovation in my practice and combines the use of traditional mosaic techniques alongside the use of new technologies and media. It captures designs derived from workshops with local people of all ages around the theme of ‘Doughnut Economics’, an economic theory written by economist Kate Raworth and actualised by the work Civic Square undertake in the community. Following participatory […]
I am blown away by the outcome!
Claire was a dream to work with. She listened to my ideas and brought them to life with her creative talent and flair for design. Claire was open to all of my ideas and really took the time to understand exactly what it was I was looking for. She was easy to communicate with and sent over many different ideas based on our conversations. Claire would listen to my opinions and thoughts and was flexible to merge designs and change colours to match my dream. I am blown away by the outcome; the tiles are beautifully designed, good quality and now a stunning feature of my home. The tiles are always the first thing people mention when they come into the house; I always receive so many compliments on them. I couldn’t be happier with the results.
We look forward to working with Claire on future projects
Claire understood the project brief and was very engaging with the Project Team from the outset, she produced thoroughly researched designs that were entirely relevant to not only the surrounding area, but the actual scheme where the artwork was to be placed. Bromford were also equally delighted with how the mosaics turned out on site and they are a bright and thoughtful addition to the housing scheme. We look forward to working with Claire on future projects.
Beautiful work, great participation and depth of insight
Claire was commissioned as the lead artist on Roundhouse Birmingham’s Community Route’s project; shadowing the creation of local walks and trails with partners and members of the local community, to create new work inspired by the places and histories discovered along those routes, and the personal connections of people to those places.
Working with Claire on a heritage based arts commission was a real pleasure because not only does she bring an artist’s eye, and produces fantastic, intricate work, but she also has a passion for the digging into the historical research and pulling out the finest of details; finding ways to playfully include a huge wealth of content and deep understanding of the subject of the work created.
The project began and ended either side of lockdown, so there were plenty of stops and starts; a backdrop against which Claire continually adapted to find new ways to keep people involved, communicate, and to produce her work.
During lockdown, community participation in the creative aspects of the work was a challenge, but Claire worked with our team to create and distribute a selection of brilliant home collage kits – designing bespoke “how to” booklets for the participants. The results of which were fantastic.
Claire’s work therefore pretty much covered the holy trinity of beautiful work, great participation, and depth of insight. We were extremely pleased to have Claire’s work on display during our opening summer.