About

I am a Metal Artist & Silversmith, working in precious, non-precious metals and found-metals. My work is inspired by the textures and shapes 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, the line of a horizon. I also draw inspiration directly from the characteristics of the medium, working intuitively, allowing the metal to suggest a direction and to find a relationship with the subject matter.

I work from my studio in rural Herefordshire and exhibit in the UK and internationally in galleries, at exhibitions and art fairs. I also have pieces 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 which pieces I currently have available. I also work to commission and 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' images.

Email: claire@clairemalet.com

Instagram: clairemaletmetal

Twitter: @clairemalet

News

Commission: I have been commissioned by The P & O Makower Trust to make a piece in silver for the collection at the National Museum Wales, for completion in autumn 2017.

Crafts Council 'Maker of the Week', 27th January 2017. Click here to read my interview

ARTROOMS 2017, 20th - 23rd January, I am looking forward to taking part in this exciting 'new format' exhibition, where each artist will have a room to transform:

London’s Largest Art Fair for Independent Artists
'Set within the elegance and glamour of the Meliá White House, ARTROOMS is an interactive showcase of today’s most thought-provoking, mind-bending and awe-inspiring artists, carefully selected from across the globe by a panel of leading industry experts, art critics and buyers. Selected artists are invited to exhibit for free. This is London’s unique opportunity to come and scout art news and trends from all over the world'

Manyung Gallery in Victoria, Australia are now representing my work.

 

 

 

Collect 2018: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, represented by Bishopsland, Saatchi Gallery, London, 22nd - 25th February 2018

Melting Point, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, 11th March - 7th May 2018

Bonhams: Contemporary British Silversmiths, Auction of contemporary silver by CBS members (part of the Decorative Art & Design Auction), Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London. Viewing 22nd - 26th September, auction 27th September 2017. Viewing will also be online. Catalogue avaiable from Bonhams and press release.

Paris House, Woburn, Bedfordshire. Paris House is an award winning fine dining restuarant set in the stunning grounds of the Woburn Estate. My work will be exhibited in the restuarant from early September 2017 through to January 2018.

Northern Star, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, 2nd October 2017 - 6th January 2018. Work in silver.

Starlight, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, 25th September 2017 - 27th January 2018.

Artrooms 2017, Melia White House, London, 20th - 23rd January 2017

Collect 2017: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, represented by Bishopsland, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2nd -6th February 2017

Contemporary British Silversmiths at: Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, 3rd - 4th March 2017. Please let me know if you would like an invitation to the private view on the 2nd March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galleries

Manyung Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Las Olas Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Design Yard, Dublin, Ireland

West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Vermont, USA

Le Dame Art Gallery, Melia White House, London

 

Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Mike Gell, Hereford, UK

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly

 

Past Exhibitions

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

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, for completion in autumn 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 & Design Selected

Craft Council Directory

 

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

Press coverage: My work has been featured in: a Crafts Council 'Maker of the Week' interview, 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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