Clare worked with Inspire: Culture Learning and Libraries on our Heritage Lottery Funded project, Home Cooked Heritage as lead artist. Working with a storyteller and an archaeologist she delved into Nottinghamshire Archives and creatively engaged both adults and children to explore food history. Clare truly brought the food stories to life developing visual art workshops suitable for all ages that led to a touring exhibition featuring 120 art works printed on tea towels and a printed book celebrating the work and the historic inspiration. A pleasure to work with such a creative and conscientious artist, and to see the work of all participants be nurtured into such a fabulous outcome.
Clare has delivered a number of craft sessions to our WI over the past few years and they have all
been of the highest quality. The techniques she uses are such that they are accessible to even the
least dexterous of us. She is always well prepared and manages the time well so that those who are quicker can
move on without getting bored whilst the slower ones of us (like me) are not put under pressure.
Whilst some of us are happy to follow Claire’s suggestions to the letter the activities she presents do
allow for the more creative members to add their own stamp of individuality. Delivering sessions of
this quality during normal times is to be applauded but she has managed to continue to do this
online during the restrictions of the past year.