About

I am a metal artist & silversmith. My work is inspired by the shapes and textures of natural forms and landscapes: fragments of sea-worn shells, the rock formations of a battered coastline, a curl of split bark, the dancing light and shadow of woodland. I also draw inspiration directly from the characteristics of the materials I use, working intuitively, allowing the medium to suggest a  direction and to find a relationship with the subject matter.

From 2019 all new work in silver will be made using 100% certified recycled silver. Gold leaf is sourced from a supplier with 'conflict free certification'.

I work from my studio in rural Herefordshire and exhibit in the UK and internationally in galleries, at exhibitions and art fairs. My work can been seen in public collections, including The Victoria & Albert Museum and Manchester City Art Gallery.

If you are interested in aquiring a piece of my work, please contact me to find out what I currently have available. I also work to commission, I am very happy to discuss your ideas.

Please email me if you would like to receive my newsletter and invitations to exhibitions and private views. Follow me on Instagram to see 'behind the scenes'.

Email: claire@clairemalet.com

Instagram: clairemaletmetal

 

News

Commission: I have recently completed a commission for New College Oxford, Waterfall Beaker, which will join the college silver collection.

New representation: From October 2018 my work will be available from the Vessel Gallery in London.

Homo Faber Exhibition: I was delighted that three of my pieces were exhibited at Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future organised by The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship and held at Fondazione Giorgio, San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Venice, in September 2018.

Commission: I have recently completed a commission to make a piece in silver for the British Alliied Trade Federation to commemorate the end of the First World War. The commission, titled Silence Fell, is on display at BATF offices in Birmingham, viewing by appointment.

Commission: 'The Company of Old Roads'  commissioned by P & O Makower for the contemporary silver collection at the National Museum Wales. On permanent loan from the December 2017.

Crafts Council 'Maker of the Week', Click here to read my interview

 

 

 

 

COLLECT  2019 Collect 2019: The International Fair for Contemporary Objects, represented by the Vessel Gallery exhibiting new work in steel, and by Bishopsland exhibiting new work in silver,  Saatchi Gallery, London, 28th February - 3rd March 2019

Natural Beauty, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, 8th May - 6th June 2019

Manchester Art Fair, Manchester Central, 11th - 13th October 2019, www.manchesterartfair I am delighted to be sharing a stand with photogrpaher Barrie Watts and sound artist Alex Hale. If you would like a complimantary ticket, please email me.

Living Silver, Agustus Brandt, Petworth. A selling exhibition of contempoary silver by members of Contemporary British Silversmiths,15th November 2019 - 5th January 2020, opening times and further details will be available soon.

Present & Collect, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, a opportunity to find collectable gifts made by leading British artist makers, 21st November - 24th December 2019, opening times and fruther details will be available soon.

COLLECT 2020: The International Fair for Contemporary Craft & Design, Somerset House, London. Represented by the Vessel Gallery, 27th February - 1st March 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galleries

Vessel Gallery, London

Las Olas Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Vermont, USA

Design Yard, Dublin, Ireland

 

 

Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Mike Gell, Hereford, UK

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly

 

Past Exhibitions

2018

Homo Faber: Best of Europe, The Michelangelo Foundation, Venice

Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, represented by Bishopsland, Saatchi Gallery, London

Fragile, Westbranch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Vermont, USA

Melting Point, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

Colour Theory, CAA, London

A Fresh Start, Elmslie House, Malvern

Bishopsland 25th Anniversay Exhibition, Bishopsland, Oxfordshire

Summer Exhibition, The Contemporary Silver Gallery, Lindfield Surrey

Relic, Bluecoats Display Centre, Liverpool

AFF Singapore, represented by Manyung Gallery, Australia

Present & Collect, CAA, London

 

2017

Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, represented by Bishopsland, Saatchi Gallery, London

Artrooms: Contemporary Art Fair, Melia White House, London

Desire, represented by Contemporary British Silversmiths, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

Present & Collect, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Paris House, Welbourne Estate, Bedfordshire

Starlight, RBSA, Birmingham

Northern Star, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe

 

2016

Making a Winter's Tale, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Winter Exhibition, The Contemporary Silver Gallery, Lindfield

Silver Speaks: Form, Contemporary British Silversmiths, Goldsmiths Centre, London

The Second Half Charity Exhibition, London

Gold: Festival Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

 

2015

Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, represented by Bishopsland, Saatchi Gallery, London

National Museum of Women Artists: Nature by Design, Royal Thames Yacht Club, London

Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, London

Summer Exhibition, The Contemporary Silver Gallery, Lindfield

Summer Retrospective, Bishopsland, Oxfordshire

Made:London, Marylebone

The Second Half Centre: Charity Exhibition, London

 

 

2014

Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London

Collect:The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, represented by Bicha Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London

Sculptural Forms: A Century of Experiment, Manchester Art Gallery

Olympia Winter Art & Antiques Fair, London, represented by Tyger Glyn Gallery

The Second Half Centre: Charity Exhibition, London

Summer Exhibition, The Contemporary Silver Gallery, Lindfield

Passion Art Trail, Manchester

Bishopsland Contemporary Silver at Drapers Hall, London

Cambridge Contemporary Art, Spring Exhibition

Affordable Art Fairs: Brussels, Hong Kong, New York, represented by Bicha Gallery

 

2013

The Nature of Metal: Solo Exhibition,  Nina's House, Kings Road, London

Cheongju International Crafts Biennale, South Korea, 12 of my pieces were on display as part of Main Exhibition 2, curated by Kenji Kaneko

Art Toronto, represented by Bicha Gallery

Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Design Collection

Collect 2013, Saatchi Gallery, London, represented by Bicha Gallery

Affordable Art Fairs: Brussels, Hong Kong, New York, Hampstead London, Stockholm, Singapore represented by Bicha Gallery

 

2012

Affordable Art Fairs: Singapore, London, Stockholm, New York, represented by Bicha Gallery

Bishopsland Retrospective 2012, Oxfordshire UK

Cambridge Contemporary Art, Spring Exhibition

Newels, New York

 

2011

Twenty Twenty, Shropshire

Art Toronto, represented by Bicha Gallery

Affordable Art Fairs: London, Bristol, Singapore, Brussels, Milan, New York, represented by Bicha Gallery

Art Chicago, represented by Bicha Gallery

The Pyramid Gallery, York

 

2010

RBSA, Birmingham

Affordable Art Fairs: Singapore, Amsterdam, London, Bristol, Paris, Brussels, represented by Bicha Gallery

Light & Movement, curated by Bicha Gallery at The Chelsea Club, London

Line, Form, Colour, curated by Bicha Gallery at The gallery@oxo, London

Solo Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

 

 

2009

Collectables, The Fusion Gallery, London, curated by Jacqueline Gestetner

Steel River, Bianco Nero, Yorkshire

Metal Marvels, The Craft Centre, Leeds

Metal, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Bowlish Contemporary Art Gallery, Somerset

Affordable Art Fairs: London & Bristol, represented by Bicha Gallery

 

2008

Gallerie MX, Montreal

Origin: The London Craft Fair, Somerset House

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Edinburgh Art Fair, represented by Bowlish Gallery

The Pyramid Gallery, York

Heavy Metal, Ferrers Gallery

Art in Action, Oxfordshire

Reclaim, RBSA, Birmingham

Solo Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Affordable Art Fair: London, represented by Bicha Gallery

FORM, Olympia, London

 

 

2007

Black and White, Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair

Solo Exhibition, Sara Priesler Gallery, Birmingham

Look What I Found, Lesley Craze Gallery, London

Origin: The London Craft Fair , Somerset House

Wesley Barrell, Bristol

Solo Exhibition, The Model House, Llantrisant

dna@FORM, Olympia, London

Affordable Art Fair: London, represented by Bowlish

Quest, Bath

 

2006

Made in the Middle, Craftspace Touring,  2006 -2008

Brighton Craft Fair

Origin: The London Craft Fair, Somerset House

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair

Appleyard Gallery, Norfolk

Dartington Cider Press Gallery

The Royal Exchange Theartre, Manchester

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

The Alexander Gallery, Brighton

RBSA, Birmingham

Church House Designs, Somerset

 

2005

Chelsea Craft Fair, London

Design Gap, NEC Birmingham

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair

The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

The Arts Council West Midlands, Birmingham

Galanthus Gallery, Hereford

 

2004

The Metal Gallery, Mayfair, London

H.art at Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire

The Lion Gallery, Herefordshire

Bio

BA Hons Contemporary Applied Art, 2005, Hereford College of Art

Senior Fellow, Bishopsland Trust

Master classes with silversmith Pamela Rawnsley 2010/11

Awards:

P & O Makower Trust, commission to make a piece in silver for the collection at National Museum Wales, 2017

Goldsmiths' Fair 2014, winner of the Best New Design Award in Week Two, awarded by Jaqueline Gestetner

Wesley-Barrell Craft Award 2014, finalist

Bishopsland Trust, Silver Bursary, 2011

Bishopsland Trust, Maker to Master Bursary, to work with silversmith Pamela Rawnsley, 2010

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, winner, Best Exhibit Award 2007

Craft Council, Chelsea Craft Fair, Honorary New Exhibitor 2005

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, winner, New Exhibitor Award 2005

Membership:

Contemporary British Silversmiths

Contemporary Applied Arts

The Goldsmiths' Company Directory

Craft Council Directory

 

Public Collections: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Museum Wales, Manchester Art Gallery, Bilston Craft Gallery.

Press coverage:  Armadillo Central , Crafts Council 'Maker of the Week', The Times, The Architectural Digest, Craft Arts International, The Art Investor, Luxurious Magazine, Period Living, CRAFTS, The Financial Times, Craft & Design, The Straits Times, Elle Decoration and BBC Homes & Antiques.

Contact

Click here for printable information about how to care for metal objects.

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Email: claire@clairemalet.com

Tel: +44 (0)1885 489424

Instagram: clairemaletmetal

Twitter: @clairemalet.com

 


 

 

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