Claire trained as a Primary School teacher and spent 14 enjoyable years in the classroom in the United Kingdom and Poland. She subsequently worked for the University of Gloucestershire, mentoring and assessing student teachers. Since 2006 she retired from education and is now a full time textile artist who enjoys experimenting with cloth, thread, dye and paint and has been making quilts and other textile art since that time. She has made over 100 quilts and numerous textile art pieces. Her work has been exhibited in the UK, USA, France and South Africa in museums, galleries and magazines as well as many quilt shows. Her work is also in several private quilt collections.
Claire is in the process of writing her first book, aiming to help quilters develop strategies to design and make their own quilts.