Claire Fairweather


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Many years ago, Claire Fairweather got into stained glass, inspired by the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany. She loved the beautiful sheets of coloured glass, and creating the designs, but did not enjoy the soldering. So, she then went on to develop her own style of mosaic, cutting the pieces of glass but sticking them to board and grouting the joint lines instead of using lead and solder.

After immigrating to New Zealand in 2009 and living in an apartment which was not suitable for cutting glass, she started making her own polymer clay tiles for mosaic artwork as an alternative to stained glass, which was never quite the right shade or pattern. There is the opportunity to do so much more when making mosaic tiles from polymer clay that is not possible with glass or ceramic tiles.

Her mosaic style has developed over the years and she is currently creating contemporary 2D and 3D mosaic art with round mosaic tiles. Inspired by nature and colour, particularly landscapes, flowers and Kiwiana, she enjoys exhibiting and selling her work through local art centres and selected art and craft markets.
Visual Arts