Claire Orange • Ceramics

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Just over a month ago, I was invited to participate as an artist maker of ceramics in an amazing special project with Burberry. I thought, what a fantastic opportunity to work alongside such a talented and brilliant group of designers, but wondered what on earth did they want me to create, make and then fire in such a short space of time and make it wearable! The campaign is inspired by the life and… Read More

A great 10 days were spent at the pop-up gallery at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre overlooking the amazing Morecambe Bay in Silverdale! Our efforts were rewarded by this dramatic sunset as we were packing down on the last night – it made my weekend! AND it also gave me an impromptu photo opportunity to get a rather special backdrop for the garden sculptures. It’s a bit challenging to get good images… Read More

This weekend has been a trip down memory lane for me and several others who had the privilege of studying at one of the finest art colleges of its time (if not THE finest). Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, Wiltshire, was unique. For many years Bath Academy of Art was a facilitator of experimental creative activity allowing and encouraging it’s students to explore without boundaries. Everything was possible! Unlike many universities of… Read More

Anybody who knows me well will wonder why I’m fiddling about with small lumps of clay these days, which is very unlike me! Well its simple really—I’ve been restricted by the size of my kiln! Very frustrating! As many of you will know, I’ve moved back into my old workshop at home (no rent to pay or petrol!), but unfortunately there’s loads of restoration work to be done before I can install… Read More

  The Silverdale & Arnside Art Trail got off to an amazing start yesterday lunchtime despite the weather! We had lots of eager visitors wanting to have first pick of the collection of goodies on offer at venue 8, which included ceramics, knitted textiles, stone carvings and stained glass. It was hilarious that customers purchasing the 5′ tall garden flowers preferred them unwrapped (pretty difficult anyway!) and were spotted throughout the village… Read More