Clare Crouchman

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Overview

Education and training

2008 MA Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
1996 MA Ceramics at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
1992-4 Lived in Japan and studied traditional Japanese ceramics
1985 BA (Hons) History and Art, Reading University

Clare Crouchman is a Cambridge artist who creates fine-art prints and mixed
media paintings.  She has an MA in both Ceramics and Fine Art Printmaking. 
This new body of work builds upon these skills by exploring different mediums,
looking to find equivalents to the rich textural qualities found in these
processes.
Clare has always been inspired by the natural world.  Being out in the
landscape quietens the mind and accesses a contemplative part of the brain
where patterns and rhythms begin to emerge.  Fascination for the beauty of
the landscape has deepened in this way and finding order in this natural chaos
is explored through abstracted, non-linear patterns and mathematical forms. 
These patterns are integral to her way of seeing the world.  They touch a chord
within that is primeval and meditative. Some of the earliest artworks are based
on symbols and geometric patterns.
Her prints combine the techniques of intaglio and relief printing with
techniques such as carborundum and collagraph often layering several plates
together. The paintings use mixed media including acrylics, collage and
drawing. 
Clare has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad and has work included in
private and corporate collections in the UK, Europe, America and Japan.

Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions and Events

2020 The Old Fire Engine Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire 2019 ‘End of an Era’ Cambridge Open Studios 2018 Selected by Kate Bryon for ‘Not30%’ as part of ‘The Other Art Fair’, London 2018 Cambridge Original Printmakers’ Exhibition 2017 ‘The Other Art Fair’, London
2017 ‘The Other Art Fair’, Bristol
2017/18 ‘Ceramic Art London’, Central St. Martin’s, London
2017 ‘The Elements’, Artichoke Gallery, East Sussex
2016/17 ‘Shades of Clay’, Kunsthuis Gallery, Yorkshire
2016/17/18/19 ‘Affordable Art Fair’, Battersea with Bristol Contemporary Art
2016/17/18/19 ‘Affordable Art Fair’, Brussels with Bristol Contemporary Art 2015/16/17/18 ‘Affordable Art Fair’, Bristol with Bristol Contemporary Art
2016 ‘February Focus’ Bevere Gallery Worcester
2016 ‘Cambridge Art Fair’ with Lynne Strover Gallery 2015 ‘Earth Jewels’, Orie Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2015/16 ‘Innovations in Ceramic Art’, The Guildhall, Cambridge
2015 ‘Cambridge Art Fair’ with One Church Street Gallery, Cambridge
2015 ‘Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead’, with One Church Street Gallery
2015/16/17/18 ‘Affordable Art Fair’, Brussels with Bristol Contemporary Art
2015/16 ‘Ceramic Art York’, York
2014 ‘Clare Crouchman & Ross Loveday’, Rob Fogell Gallery, Stamford
2014 ‘February Focus’, The Bevere Gallery, Worcester
2014 ‘Supernature’, Bristol Contemporary Art, Bristol
2013 ‘Maker in Focus’ New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
2013 ‘Connect’, Junction Gallery, Woodstock
2013 ‘Group Exhibition’, Gallery Top, Derbyshire
2006/12/13/15/17/18 ‘Ceramic Art London’, Royal College of Art, London
2011/13 ‘Contemporary Craft’, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
2011/12/13 ‘The Contemporary Craft Fair’, Bovey Tracey, Devon
2010 ‘Origin’, Spitalfields Market, London
2010 ‘New Work’, Kaetsu Centre, Cambridge
2009 ‘Between the Lines’, Kaetsu Centre, Cambridge
2008 ‘UK-Japan 2008’, Touring Exhibition, Japan
2008 ‘Showcase Exhibition’, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
2007 ‘Difference and Diversity in Clay’, Bevere Gallery, Worcester
2006/7 ‘Winter Exhibition’, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
2006/8/9/13/15 ‘Brighton Art Fair’, Brighton
2005 ‘British Ceramics’, Seoul Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2005 -14 ‘Ceramics in the City’, The Geffrye Museum, London
2005 ‘Clay 12’, Woodbury Studio Gallery, Devon
2004 ‘Configuration’, Galley 96, Solo Show, Cambridge
2004/6/8/13/14 ‘Earth and Fire’, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire
2004 ‘Sculpture +’, Gallery Kaleidoscope, London
2003 ‘Contemporary Sculpture’, Sheridan Russell Gallery, London
2003 -14 ‘Art in Clay’, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
2001 ‘Warehouse Artists Show’, The Assembly Rooms, Norwich
1999 ‘Mixed Show’, Lynne Stover Gallery, Cambridge
1999 ‘Summer Show’, Elm Hill Contemporary Art, Norwich
1997 Hachi Maru Nana Gallery, Hakodate, Japan
1996 ‘New Designers Show’, Business Design Centre, London
1993-6 Eight ceramics festivals in Japan including Kasama and Mashiko

Collections

Aldi Stores
Corporate client, Japan
John Lewis Partnership
Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Emaus, Cambridge
The Hertfordshire County Art Collection
Corporate client in Chiba, Japan
Corporate client in Kanazawa, Japan
Many private collections worldwide