Claire Malet

Claire Malet

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

My work is inspired by the rich textures and sculpted shapes of natural forms and landscapes. I also draw inspiration directly from the natural qualities and characteristics of metal. It is vital to me that the metal is allowed to suggest a direction. I feel a strong sense of collaboration and intimacy with the materials, tools and process of making. Pieces are worked using raising, chasing, reticulation, drawing directly onto the metal, and a variety of invented techniques. I live and work in rural Herefordshire, surrounded by my subject matter. I spend a good deal of time walking, looking at the landscape and the details within it, the changes through the year. I have no interest in copying nature, but aim to capture a sense of it, my response to it; and to explore the relationship between the environment and the materials that I use in my work.

Awards:

Goldsmiths' Fair 2014, Best New Design Award, Week Two, awarded by Jaqueline Gestetner Wesley-Barrell Craft Award 2014, shortlisted Bishopsland Trust, Silver Bursary, 2011 Bishopsland Trust, Maker to Master Bursary, to work with silversmith Pamela Rawnsley, 2010 Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, winner, Best Exhibit Award 2007 Craft Council, Chelsea Craft Fair, Honorary New Exhibitor 2005 Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, winner, New Exhibitor Award 2005

Education:

Hereford College of Art, BA Hons Contemporary Applied Art, 2005 Membership: Contemporary British Silversmiths Contemporary Applied Arts Senior Fellow - Bishopsland

Public Collections:

National Museum Wales Victoria & Albert Museum Manchester Art Gallery Bilston Craft Gallery

Exhibitions:

Selected Exhibitions: Goldsmiths Fair 2014 Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, represented by Bicha Gallery, 2013 & 2014 Sculptural Forms: A Century of Experiment, Manchester Art Gallery, 2013/14 Bishopsland Contemporary Silver, Drapers Hall, london, 2014 Cheongju Intertational Biennale: Main Exhibtion 2, South Korea, 2013 Art Toronto, 2011 & 2013 Art Chicago, 2011 RBSA Birmingham, 2010 'Collectables', Fusion Gallery, London, 2009 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Solo Exhibition 2008 Made in the Middle: Craftspace Touring, 2006 -2008 Origin, Somerset House, London, 2006, 2007 & 2008 'Look What I've Found', Lesley Craze Gallery, London, 2007 Chelsea Craft Fair, London 2005 The Metal Gallery, Mayfair, London 2004


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    Flurry

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    The Company of Old Roads, 2017 (1)

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    The Company of Old Roads, 2017

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    After the Feast, 2013

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    Autumn Husks, 2014

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    Found, 2013

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    Strata 1, 2012

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    Autumn Bowls II & III, 2013

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    Louisa Bay, 2014

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    Sylvan Relic 1, 2014

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