I’m originally from Indiana but moved to the Chicagoland area in 2000 with my family. Throughout school, I was given the opportunity to use a variety of mediums, and later decided to pursued a BFA in Illustration from Northern Illinois University. Following graduation, I spent several years in Chicago at Lillstreet Art Center where I shifted my focus to clay, and now I’m an Artist in Residence at the Morean Center for Clay in Saint Petersburg Florida.

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“My work is constantly shifting but remains heavily influenced by my love of the natural world and the desire to protect it. Chaos and beauty find a harmonious balance inside the havens I construct: A sense of peace and calm amongst a myriad of details. I create narratives that are the reactions I have to hope, love, these uncertain times, and loss.”

 

For a recent interview : http://practicestudies.com/all-stories/2016/9/23/claire-mccauley

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