All of Claire Bennett’s prints are artist’s originals – either one-off, unique pieces or printed in small, limited editions. Claire uses a range of print techniques in her work and she is, perhaps, most interested in exploring colour through processes such as monoprinting, collagraphs and screenprinting.
“My work is informed by natural forms as well as the landscapes and architecture of my surroundings; ultimately, however, my practice is guided by experimentation and the unpredictability of the printmaking process itself.”
Claire has a first-class honours in Fine Art and combines her own art practice alongside her work as a Lecturer in Printmaking. She regularly exhibits her work and currently has work showing in a number of galleries. She is happy to consider commissions from individuals and organisations.
In 2014, Claire completed the 'Certificate in Printmaking' at the Curwen Print Study Centre. In the same year, she was accepted as a Fellow of the Printmakers Group at the Digwell Arts Trust in Hertfordshire.
Since 2015, Claire has taken part in an annual art-science collaboration, each year producing work in response to the work of a scientist from the University of Cambridge. The resulting work is shown at the ‘Creative Reactions’ exhibition in Cambridge. In 2016, Claire's work - a printed glass sculpture piece - was awarded first prize.