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

Public Collections:

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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    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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