Claire trained at the Birmingham School of Jewellery with graduating with a B.A Hons In jewellery and silversmithing in 1998. Her love of the outdoors and living by the sea in Cornwall has influenced her work greatly, along with strong ethics for jewellery making. Claire made a conscious choice to use recycled metals, fairtrade and eco metals, and to only obtain gemstones from reputable sources many years ago.
Claire makes pieces which are little abstract pictures or sculptures which can be worn. Textures and colours appear by adding 24ct gold foil to the firings of the enamelled pieces. She also uses sheets of anodised aluminium which add another colour and surface to some of the pieces. The metal has a rawness to it with firings produce different textures and patterns on the enamel. Claire layers colours and materials to create unique pieces