‘I will never forget the first time I touched clay, it was a hot summers day in my year nine art class and we were attempting to replicate the masterful Henry Moore and his majestic sculptures in terracotta. I think it was love at that very moment. Through all the mess and the clumsy way my hands gripped the medium at first soon turned into a fascination, and so began my greatest passion’
Claire Johnson is a ceramic artist and painter currently based on the mid north coast of NSW. Claire completed a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in ceramics at UNSW Art and Design in November 2014. Her work is a homage to lovers, the idea of the gesture, movement, personal experience and femininity. Claire has also worked on larger scale commercial projects which can be seen at Green Park Hotel Darlinghurst, Public House Petersham and Paddo Inn Paddington. Most recently she collaborated with fashion label Gorman, lending her designs to their textiles.