After three years at Bishop Otter College, Chichester, Claire receiveda First Class Honours degree in Art and Related Arts, giving her the opportunity for a further year's postgraduate study in the Textiles Department of Glasgow school of art.
Subsequent employment as a designer of headdresses and accessories for Stageworks Worldwide Productions enabled her to experimentwith and to evaluate the potential of a wide range of techniques and materials. The experience and knowledge she amassed during this period she has since developed furtheras displayed in her current creations.
Claire exhibits her work and demonstrates her skills at exhibitions countrywide. She is also happy to talk about her work and ideas to Guilds and other societies and has also organised practical workshops for interested parties.
Claire has written articles for Workshop on the Web, Stitch Magaazine amd Sewing World Magazine
Claire is a regular tutor at Denman, the W.I. College in Oxford.