Claire Davenhall graduated from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture in 2000, where she participated in The International Soapstone Carving Event at North Karelia Polytechnic, Finland in 1998, completed a Erasmus Exchange Program with Athens School of Fine Art in 1999 and exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh in 2000.
In 2004, Claire qualified as a Specialist College Lecturer in Fine Art Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Life Drawing and in 2006/7 was proudly awarded WINNER of the ‘Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching & Learning’ for Community Public Art Projects and nominated for ‘The Protocol National Beacon Award in Art & Design’ for two years running.
At the end of 2007, she emigrated to Western Australia and began exhibiting new works in an abundance of group exhibitions; Sculpture by the Sea, Castaways Sculpture Awards, York Photographic Awards, Minnawarra Art Awards, Melville Sculpture Walk, Drift Installation Awards and was WINNER in the Shintju Matsuri ‘A View to Asia,’ 2016. Claire has worked both as a Ceramic Artist with the City of Joondalup, Big Draw Artist with the City of Rockingham and will be Artist in Residence at Tranby College in 2017.
As a Visual Artist, she works across a range of mediums, guided by her ideas and concepts that often lead to discovering new and exciting materials, techniques and processes which influence the final outcome of her work. Taking inspiration from poems, quotes and found objects, she likes to discover delicate, intricate, unique objects and engages with the environment in remote places. She continues to work in both Art & Education as Facilitator, Lecturer and Practitioner.