Claire A Baker
Claire A Baker is a designer and maker working from her studio in Stockton on Tees. Primarily a surface designer she also has her own company producing textile home and fashion accessories: 'Line Dry' is a luxury lifestyle label evoking thoughts of the good old days...visions of washing hung out to dry, clean white sheets flapping in the wind, the scent of grass and fresh air...when life seemed simple…
Claire’s work is a combination of techniques, particularly hand embroidery and print. Paper based illustration and collage both play a huge part in her design process and she often works to commission producing one off pieces that are more art based than commercial.
Exhibitions Claire has taken part in include: WCC, Eunique 2010, Karlsruhe, Germany, The European Prize for Applied Arts, Mons, Belgium. 50/50 at The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle. Book Exhibition at Gracefield arts centre, Dumfries. ‘Reworked, Recycled, Revealed' (in collaboration with ‘Vervey’), and the Indigo Trade Fair, Paris.
Claire is also a lecturer at Cleveland College of Art & Design, teaching on the Textiles and Surface Design degree course.
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Traditional textile techniques
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