Claire Baker


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About Me

The darker side of children's rhymes and fairy tales; 'Hansel & Gretel', 'Strewwel Peter' and 'Ring o Roses' are combined with the lunacy of Alice in Wonderland to inspire Claire's making. A love of Theatre, Victorian Gothic and a childhood spent exercising a vivid imagination encourage the particularly British peculiarity of her ceramics.

Her work is a truly original attempt to rediscover the memories and emotions associated with vintage ceramics. Her smaller pieces are press moulded directly from Victorian tableware before being put through the firing process. Their distinctive finish is achieved using a combination of collage, slips, glazes, lustres and transfers.

“My work is highly ornate and is adorned with printing and an array of visual ephemera, each piece I have created is a spontaneous response to the reworking of ‘precious’ objects: resulting in a sensory banquet.” – Claire Baker

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