Claire Terry produces bold and colourful mixed media work on wooden board. She applies cut pieces she has salvaged then ‘re-appropriated’ such as bold patterned china, coloured glass, buttons (lots of those!), costume jewellery and the odd found thing! Claire studied art & design on leaving school with the intention of becoming a graphic designer, her career took an unexpected turn when she was accepted as an Aircraft Technician in the RAF. She later gain a Mechanical Engineering Honours degree and became a Process Engineer within motorsport. She is now studying Art History at Oxford.
“For me, art and engineering have gone hand-in-hand, they both require practical problem solving and tactile, dexterous skills.
Born in London, Claire and her family now live in Oxfordshire, “I owe my ‘free form’ technique and inspiration to a wonderful and spiritual tutor, local artist, Emma Cavell. I am also extremely fortunate to have received training from the Mosaic Art School in Ravenna in Italy, a UNESCO world heritage site for mosaics. I am learning the ancient Byzantine skills of mosaic cutting with a hammer and hardie, and double reverse application techniques.
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