Claire Prenton, Lily of the Valley Lidded Container, porcelain, 12 x 9 x 6 in
Claire Prenton, Dandelion Lidded Container, porcelain, 10 x 9 x 6.5 in
Claire Prenton, Wren and Grape Hyacinth Lidded Container, porcelain, 8.5 x 9.5 x 6 in
Claire Prenton, Wren with Spring Bulbs, porcelain, 10.5x10x5.5 in
Claire Prenton, Wren with a Key, porcelain and 22kt gold luster, 8.5x9x5.5 in
Claire Prenton, Wren and Hyacinth Coffee Pot, porcelain and 22kt gold luster, 15.5x7x4.5 in, SOLD
Claire Prenton, Pink Berry Cup & Spoon, porcelain and 22kt gold luster, Cup: 4x4x3 in, Spoon: 4.5x1.75 in, SOLD
Claire Prenton, Heart Cup & Spoon, porcelain and 22kt gold luster, Cup: 4x4x3 in, Spoon: 5.25x2 in, SOLD
Claire Prenton, Gold Berries Vase, porcelain and 22kt gold luster, 11x6x6 in , SOLD
Claire Prenton, Blossom Vase, porcelain and 22kt gold luster, 8x8.5x4.5 in
Claire Prenton, Honeycomb Teapot with Grape Hyacinth, porcelain and 22kt gold luster, 13.5x9.5x5 in
Claire Prenton, Seaweed Teapot, porcelain, 20 kt gold luster, 12x6.5x4 in
Claire Prenton, Magnolia Basket, porcelain, 10.5x8.5x5.5 in
Claire Prenton is a British ceramic artist who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Claire studied Design Crafts at the Cumbria College of Art and Design specializing in textile design and embroidery. She then gained a Certificate in Education from the University of Central Lancashire and taught art at Nelson and Colne College. In 2004 she moved to Seattle with her husband Justin and became an assistant at Kirkland Arts Center, supporting Pat Colyar in the pottery studio and studying with Carol Gouthro. Claire moved to Cincinnati in 2011 where she has her own ceramic studio.
"Inspired the beauty of nature, my work reflects the minute detail, textures and patterns found in shells, coral, driftwood, flowers and plants. Rather than making an exact copy, I capture the essence of the subject, believing that it is the life and narrative in each piece that’s important. Whether it’s a tiny dew drop on a leaf or a shell beginning to open and reveal the pearl held within, I try to evoke the sense of a moment frozen in time. I often find it’s the imperfections and blemishes which are the most appealing as they give the piece a life energy.
My pieces also have a vintage quality which comes from my love of ornament and decoration found in historical architecture and costume. I create richly embellished areas using incising and stamping and then add slip and sprigs to achieve an almost jewel-like embroidered quality to the piece. Gold is added in the final firing to give a brilliance and feeling of opulence to the finished work." - Claire Prenton