Clare is a Lecturer in BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design. She has worked directly in the field of textiles since 2003, but her previous career in surveying and architecture in commercial practice, and then as a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University in Architectural History and Conservation also informs her current arts and teaching practice.
Her current teaching explores technical aspects such as print and stitch but also, on a critical level, explores themes of environment, space and place within the context of surface pattern. Her research explores the potential role of the Surface Designer in the field of architecture by expanding design practice into developing CAD technology, and diversifying digital outputs, which is now enabling the rapidly expanding range of surfaces on which to apply pattern.
Clare runs her own arts practice exploring themes of colour, space and perception of place through photography, print and embroidery. Her practice has involved commissions for both public art projects (Blackburn Royal Infirmary one year residency) and commercial clients such as Allen and Overy and Nesta and regular consultancy work with International Art Consultants, Art for Offices. She has exhibited regularly over the past 10 years through Fairs such as Origin, London Art Fair, and themed exhibitions across the country.