Artwork for Claire McKnight
She Marries the Sea
Stained glass box
Keeper of the Seas (1)
Keeper of the Seas (2)
Stained glass 'picture' light
I think the word 'artist' means someone whose head is filled with ideas, and somehow those ideas have to come out in a way that suits them.
I don't like defining one type of an artist from another because it seems to promote a kind of snobbery.
For a long time I only painted and then for some reason, I stopped liking what I was doing so Iearnt how to throw clay. I then moved on to making large hand built vessels depicting my paintings and in turn that led me to stained glass.
Now I do all three and it makes me happy.
1974 - 1975 Foundation Year, Newport College of Art
1975 - 1978 BA Honours Visual Communication, Bath Academy of Art
1978 - 1981 Freelance Illustrator
1981 - Started painting and selling seriously
1990 - 1992 Lived in Australia where the colours influenced me and have stayed with me. Exhibited whilst I was there.
1992 - 2015 Lived in Wiltshire - exhibited widely
2000 - 2015 Member of Wagon Yard Artists, Marlborough where I learnt about clay and glass
2015 Moved ot Symonds Yat and exhibtied with FarOpen Studios
2016 Joined Made in Ross Artists/Craftsperson's Cooperative
2016 - Forest and Valley Open Studios
2017 - Craft Renaissance Gallery Abergavenny - Untitled Exhibition
2017 - h.Art group exhibition at Made in Ross
2018 - FarOpen Studios
2018 - Craft Renaissance Gallery Abergavenny - 'All Things Green'
2018 - Annual Exhibition at Made in Ross - 'Earth and Air'
2018 - h.Art group exhibition at Made in Ross
2019 - Annual Exhibition at Made in Ross - 'Fire and Water'