Clare Flatley

Clare Flatley is an artist working within the field of ceramics and glass. Her work is inspired by the relationship we have with materials and the transformative drama they undergo in the firing process.

Her practice has drawn extensively on the philosophies of the early modern Alchemists, particularly the way they developed their own personal psychology and understanding of the universe through the technical mastery of physical materials. This blurring of the distinctions between spirituality and science, and between psychological and materials transformation, remains the locus of her practice and a fertile source of inspiration in her craftsmanship.