Claire has been working with glass, in one form or another, for over fourteen years. Mostly self-taught, she began with stained glass, transitioned into fused, and since discovering the joy of melting glass with a torch, has been endlessly intrigued with creating glass beads and small sculptural items. She has also recently begun adding other materials to her glass palette, such as precious metal clay and copper electroforming.
According to Claire, "There is something irresistible about a substance that can be molten and flowing like honey at one point, then cool and sparkling brilliantly the next. This is the magic of glass! The fun and challenge of it is bringing forth a mental image/idea and manifesting it in the physical world for all to enjoy!"