Claire Finlay

T: 07785 545216
E: rooroper@hotmail.com
W: www.clairefinlay.com

I mostly work in stoneware, using the coil or slab methods to create distinct organic shapes. Texture is important, so I add in beach shale, or impress lace, coral or animal bones into the clay, depending on what effect I’m looking for, thus the natural world certainly plays its part in what I do.  Currently birth and death and the intervening process of decay interests me, hence my partially-decayed fish series. Alongside this I am fascinated by the interaction of shapes, and how they can merge and disconnect at once.

Qualifications
Ceramic restorer for 25 years (Paris, Istanbul, London)

Memberships
Ceramics Ireland
Crafts Council of Ireland
Society of Fulham Artists and Potters

Exhibitions
LP Open Exhibition, Morley Gallery
Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Millcove Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Creative Creatives, Ark Gallery Dublin, Ireland

Prizes/Awards
2012    Trio of Work, LP Annual Members’ Exhibition, Morley Gallery
2011    Best Handbuilt Exhibit, London Potters Annual Open Exhibition>

Galleries
Millcove Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Studio, 53 Egerton Crescent, London SW3

Claire Finlay
Claire Finlay
Claire Finlay
Claire Finlay