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Claire Malet

Claire is a metal and silversmith who creates beautiful sculptures from recycled silver and metal in her studio in rural Herefordshire.

Claire Malet’s work can been seen in public collections, including The Victoria & Albert Museum, Manchester City Art Gallery and the National Museum Wales.

Claire’s work is inspired by natural forms and landscapes; she also draws inspiration directly from the characteristics of the medium, working intuitively, allowing the metal to suggest a direction and find a relationship with the subject. Claire lives and works in rural Herefordshire: "My studio overlooks orchards, hills and woodland; I spend a good deal of time walking, looking at the landscape and the details within it and the changes through the year. I have no interest in copying nature, but aim to capture my experience of it, with the objective of making pieces that are a response to the fragile and complex relationship between us, the natural world and the extraordinary materials it provides."

Claire is committed to producing work that is ethical and environmentally friendly by using recycled metals. She uses a 100% renewable energy provider, avoids the use of chemicals and uses recycled or biodegradable packaging.

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Claire produces work in an environmentally and ethically responsible way which we love; this is an on-going process which she continually tries to improve. Pre-used and ‘found’ materials have always been a part of her work, particularly recycled metals such as 100% certified recycled silver.

For her Eroded Bowls and Teasel Vessel, Claire has transformed tin food cans into beautiful gilded sculptures, elevating them from everyday items into art. We adore Claire's creative and ethical work that clearly draws its inspiration from nature and are delighted to feature her exquisite pieces in our collections.

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