Works
  • Clare Conrad, Vessel, scooped rim, white interior, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Vessel, scooped rim, white interior, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    h. 20 cm
    £ 418.00
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    Clare Conrad, Vessel, scooped rim, white interior, 2021
    £ 418.00
  • Clare Conrad, Vessel, scooped rim, ocean interior, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Vessel, scooped rim, ocean interior, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    h. 22 cm
    £ 440.00
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    Clare Conrad, Vessel, scooped rim, ocean interior, 2021
    £ 440.00
  • Clare Conrad, Vessel, white interior, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Vessel, white interior, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    h. 16.5 cm
    £ 330.00
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    Clare Conrad, Vessel, white interior, 2021
    £ 330.00
  • Clare Conrad, Vessel, white interior, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Vessel, white interior, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    h. 11.5 cm
    £ 132.00
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    Clare Conrad, Vessel, white interior, 2021
    £ 132.00
  • Clare Conrad, Vessel, scooped rim, white interior, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Vessel, scooped rim, white interior, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    h. 17 cm
    £ 330.00
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    Clare Conrad, Vessel, scooped rim, white interior, 2021
    £ 330.00
  • Clare Conrad, Vessel, scooped rim, ocean interior, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Vessel, scooped rim, ocean interior, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    h. 18.5 cm
    £ 385.00
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    Clare Conrad, Vessel, scooped rim, ocean interior, 2021
    £ 385.00
  • Clare Conrad, Vessel, white interior, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Vessel, white interior, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    h. 15.5 cm
    £ 275.00
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    Clare Conrad, Vessel, white interior, 2021
    £ 275.00
  • Clare Conrad, Vessel, white interior, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Vessel, white interior, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    h. 13.5 cm
    £ 220.00
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    Clare Conrad, Vessel, white interior, 2021
    £ 220.00
  • Clare Conrad, Vessel, bright blue interior, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Vessel, bright blue interior, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    h. 12 cm
    £ 132.00
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    Clare Conrad, Vessel, bright blue interior, 2021
    £ 132.00
  • Clare Conrad, Bowl with Inset, white interior, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Bowl with Inset, white interior, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    dia. 16 cm
    £ 275.00
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    Clare Conrad, Bowl with Inset, white interior, 2021
    £ 275.00
  • Clare Conrad, Small Cylinder, white interior , 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Small Cylinder, white interior , 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    h. 8.5 cm
    £ 110.00
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    Clare Conrad, Small Cylinder, white interior , 2021
    £ 110.00
  • Clare Conrad, Tiny wave dish, white with bright blue, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Tiny wave dish, white with bright blue, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    dia. 12 cm
    £ 132.00
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    Clare Conrad, Tiny wave dish, white with bright blue, 2021
    £ 132.00
  • Clare Conrad, Tiny wave dish, white with aqua, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Tiny wave dish, white with aqua, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    dia. 10 cm
    £ 110.00
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    Clare Conrad, Tiny wave dish, white with aqua, 2021
    £ 110.00
  • Clare Conrad, Tiny wave dish, white with ocean, 2021
    Clare Conrad
    Tiny wave dish, white with ocean, 2021
    wheel-thrown stoneware
    dia. 10 cm
    £ 110.00
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    Clare Conrad, Tiny wave dish, white with ocean, 2021
    £ 110.00
  • Clare Conrad, Bowl with Inset, 2017
    Clare Conrad
    Bowl with Inset, 2017
    wheel-thrown stoneware with vitreous slip and satin-matt glaze
    d. 14 cm
    £ 200.00
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  • Clare Conrad, Vessel, scooped rim, navy interior, 2021
  • Clare Conrad, Vessel, scooped rim, 2020
    Clare Conrad
    Vessel, scooped rim, 2020
    Stoneware
    h. 18 cm
    £ 385.00
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  • Clare Conrad, Vessel, scooped rim, 2020
    Clare Conrad
    Vessel, scooped rim, 2020
    Stoneware
    h. 19 cm
    £ 385.00
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  • Clare Conrad, Tiny Bowl, 2019
    Clare Conrad
    Tiny Bowl, 2019
    Wheel-thrown stoneware with vitreous slip & satin-matt glaze.
    height 8.5 cm
    £ 77.00
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  • Clare Conrad, Swirl Dish, 2019
    Clare Conrad
    Swirl Dish, 2019
    Wheel-thrown stoneware with vitreous slip & satin-matt glaze.
    Thrown with Inset
    height 6 cm
    £ 220.00
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  • Clare Conrad, Large Round Bowl, 2018
    Clare Conrad
    Large Round Bowl, 2018
    wheel-thrown stoneware with vitreous slip & satin-matt glaze
    h. 25cm
    £ 495.00
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Overview

‘I have loved St. Ives ever since my first sight of it from the train as I approached around Carbis Bay – alone, aged 18. I remember it so well – a brilliant, sunny day – the island spread out with sea all around it, like a 3D map, breath-taking: the colours and light have been a major influence on my work. As I walked around the streets, cosy and picturesque, but with an underlying, dramatic sense of history and past hardships, my love of the visual effects of weathering and chiaroscuro was born and has stayed with me.

 

‘My work is an exploration of colour and texture inspired, mainly, by the effects of light and ageing on architecture, artefacts and landscape. My technique of layering vitreous slip onto wheel-thrown vessels, vases and bowls provides a rugged texture, which contrasts with the satin-matt glaze inside. The pots are fired to stoneware temperature in an electric kiln, which gives me total control over the subtlety of the finished colours.

 

‘My approach is to combine artistic expression with traditional craft skills and an innovative decorating technique. Form and contrast were my initial concerns, with particular interest in the contradiction of fragile, yet protective, strength, for example that of shells and ancient helmets, together with aesthetic obsessions of chiaroscuro and visual drama. Travel in southern France and Italy, with the region's light, sun-baked colours, sense of mellow antiquity and faded splendour was the catalyst for experiments with colour and texture.'

Exhibitions