Clare Crouchman is a printmaker and ceramic artist living and working in Cambridgeshire.
Clare has an MA in Printmaking from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and regularly exhibits in the UK and abroad.
Her recent prints are created using the techniques of both intaglio and relief printing often layering several plates together. She combines materials that have texture and a richness of surface such as carborundum and collagraph with subtle lines and shapes created with linocut and dry-point etching.
Within her work Clare uses abstracted forms which offer reference to the landscape. She is fascinated by the shapes and asymmetrical forms found the natural world, particularly rhythmical and repetitive patterns. Her appreciation of nature is in the details, fragments that suggest the idea that nature is an orderly process in the chaos of the world. Finding order in the chaos is explored through the notions of linear systems and mathematical patterns whilst maintaining a visual language of reduced and economical form.
Her ceramics and prints are held in many private and corporate collections worldwide including USA and Japan.
In 2016 Clare was awarded the Cambridge Contemporary Art Award for Best Print in Show at the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on email@example.com or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £165- £380