Claire set up her jewellery business in 2005 after graduating from London Metropolitan University, she studied Silversmithing, Jewellery and allied crafts. This was a varied course with lots of experimentation with materials which suited Claire's textile background.
During her degree she started a 1 week project which still influences her collection today. The project was based on an object and Claire chose a tea strainer. This project was the starting point for the Tea collection.
Claire continues to use tea paraphernalia to inspire and develop designs and pieces. Drinking tea fuels every session in the studio and is a big part of Claire's life. Her continual interest in materials and processes helps her work progress, she finds her work develops best when working and experimenting.