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.
“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