Claire Finlay

Claire Finlay
Perth Green Community Association Inverness Road
Jarrow
England
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07955217839
Claire Finlay is a British multi-discipline artist living in the North East of England. With an appreciation of the natural world, Claire is inspired by her surroundings. She likes to collect organic and non organic materials on daily walks. She preserves and observes organic materials before they wither and die; she casts many of these items to create sculptural art so the beauty of the piece can endure endlessly. Claire is influenced by artists such as David Watkins for his miniature sculptures which are developed to become larger scale wearable objects. The focus of his work is the interaction between the body and the personal art. Claire is also inspired by artist Gillian Lowndes whose sculptural work is similarly created from found objects. Claire is an experienced craft tutor and has run workshops for both WEA and Cultural Spring. She has also run her own workshops at different venues in the North East for several years. During the pandemic she supplied craft kits for people who were isolating and ran online workshops. Claire has a small studio in South Tyneside from where she runs creative craft workshops. She has many years experience selling her own work at craft fairs and online. Claire is currently studying a BA in Artist, Designer, Maker, Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland. After her degree she would like to continue her research and produce work that reflects on her creative expression. Working in the community is important to Claire; she likes to share ideas and skills with others promoting health and wellbeing through art and craft.
Shipley Art Gallery online exhibition 2020
The National Glass Centre Degree Show 2021
Claire Finlay is a British multi-discipline artist living in the North East of England. With an appreciation of the natural world, Claire is inspired by her surroundings. She likes to collect organic and non organic materials on daily walks. She preserves and observes organic materials before they wither and die; she casts many of these items to create sculptural art so the beauty of the piece can endure endlessly. Claire is influenced by artists such as David Watkins for his miniature sculptures which are developed to become larger scale wearable objects. The focus of his work is the interaction between the body and the personal art. Claire is also inspired by artist Gillian Lowndes whose sculptural work is similarly created from found objects.
Look,don’t touch!
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Look, don’t touch!
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Slowing entropy