Claire Ireland

An established ceramicist, Claire produces hand-built, elegant, sculptural forms on different scales. She uses her unique studio location at the London Museum of Water and Steam to inspire her work. An experienced tutor, she specialises in contemporary ways of making. She is a professional member of the Craft Potters Association

Describe your approach to teaching:

I work in a very practical, direct way. I use examples and demonstrations of techniques and methods of making, which is a great way to illustrate such a diverse medium.

What inspires your own work?

I have looked at painters and sculptors for ideas throughout my career. David Nash's shows at Tate St Ives and Kew Gardens were inspirational. Drawing for me is crucial part of the process.

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