Claire Loder / Bio
For over a decade Claire Loder has been making bodiless heads that, through the eyes, explore the interior world of their subject. Memory, contemplation and melancholy are perpetual undercurrents. Narrative plays a significant role in her work: spoken and written language and the transgressive role of comedy offer up many starting points. This is her framework, around which are woven themes that come and go.
In the last two years Claire's childhood on a windy paper flat plot in East Anglia has been pushing its way through the concrete of her city existence. In 2017 she devised and established a community gardening festival on the estate where she lives, exploring links between narrative, growing and creativity. This work has given the artist a new perspective on her practice - the clay and earth and seeds are coalescing.
2006 | MA Ceramics
Cardiff Metropolitan University
1993 | BA Graphic Design/Illustration
Bath Spa University
Arts Council Grants for the Arts, 2009
Crafts Council ‘Next Move’ residency at Bath Spa University, 2007-09
Professional Member of CPA
Ceramic Collection and Archive, Aberystwyth University.
Bath Spa University, Sentinel Gallery-Wivenhoe, Portrait Society Gallery-Milwaukee, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Helmuth Gallery-San Diego, New Brewery Arts-Cirencester, Pangolin Gallery London, The New Craftsman-St Ives, Ceramic Art London, RCA-London, Origin-London