Claire Hall

Claire Hall

Venue : Stride Treglown The Promenade, Promenade House BS8 3NE

Claire Hall is a UK artist working predominantly in glass, based in Brockley, North Somerset. She originally trained in Fine Art Sculpture at the RWA , Bristol and transitioned to glass whilst living in the remote mountains of West Virginia during the 1990s.

Her glass sculptural installations and jewellery are exhibited and sold internationally. The installation “In Search of Peace -Ēnso Series” now resides in The Imagine Museum, Florida as part of their permanent collection. Her work has been selected for many UK exhibitions including the prestigious British Glass Biennale. Claire continues to work on community projects, most notably a commission to create an installation of 52 glass postcards for the re-opening of Weston-super-Mare High St.

Claire has been teaching landscape inspired glass courses for many years, most recently at Pittsburgh Glass Center, USA and is currently part of the Online Masterclass Programme at Warm Glass UK. She has been invited back to Denmark this September for a presentation at the national glass conference. She is a member of GAS, CGS, The Somerset Guild and North Somerset Arts.

Inspired by the vast expansive beaches and skies of the southwest coastline, her work captures remembered sensations and experiences within the landscape. Often working in abstraction she creates instinctively, beginning with deep reflection and thought. The process of drawing and making become a cathartic and meditative process enabling the unconscious mind to flow. Duality is often a recurrent theme within her work, recording fragility and strength, the rough and the smooth, the light and darkness, of the material itself and of the human condition.