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Claire Lardner Burke

Claire took up ceramics in 2008 at the Putney School of Art in London where she was born and now lives and works. In 2015 she moved to The Kiln Rooms, a shared studio in Peckham Rye.

Claire has long been fascinated and inspired by the process of time upon things. The beautiful, unique marks and colours created by age and weathering particularly on rocks and stone. She seeks to capture something of this quiet beauty in her work.

“I hand coil delicate, light vessels leaving the surfaces rough and marked. I apply oxides, slips and glazes in multiple layers, often through multiple firings, which creates an unpredictable and unique beauty in each piece.”

People often comment that the work looks as if it has been dug up from the earth, marked by nature and the passage of time.