In 2007 Clare graduated with a BA (Hons) in Glass from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. In 2008 she was selected for the prestigious two-year associate training program at JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design in Adelaide, Australia. Here she honed her glass blowing skills through a rigorous program focusing on design, prototyping and glass production & is where she began to teach introductory glass blowing classes.
Being part of the international glass community is important to Clare & she frequently travels & works with other skilled glass makers to develop new skills and enhance those she has. Clare has attended classes at Pilchuck Glass School as a student and teaching assistant and been a part of residency programs at the Glazenhuis, Lommel, Belgium; Edinburgh College of Art; Salem State University, MA, USA as part of the Rosenberg residency and most recently at the University for Creative Arts, Farnham.
Clare joined Cumbria Crystal in 2018 as the company’s Experiences Co-ordinator. Her specialist glass blowing skills & extensive experience ensure participants of glass blowing ‘experiences’, public workshops or One-to-One tuition receive the best and safest tuition and care.