In 1993-5 Clare Crouchman lived in Japan and studied ceramics with a Japanese potter. In 1996 she achieved MA Ceramics at UWIC and set up her own studio. With a painting and printmaking background she was drawn to create ceramic wall panels in a new and contemporary way.
Abstract designs are created by utilising inlays of different types of stoneware and porcelain clays. Fine lines are etched directly into the surface and a sparing use of oxides and glaze produces subtle colours and rich textures. Her work is informed by rhythmical and repetitive configurations in landscapes, cities and mathematical patterns.