We are showcasing the work of some of our amazing customers that have inspired us, and have delved into their journey so far with resin. This week’s Resin8er is Claire Broome, and we would like say a huge thank you to Claire for sharing her fabulous work with us.
Please tell us a little about your background.
My name is Claire Broome and I live in Newcastle upon Tyne. I’ve always been crafty but once my children were older, I had more time on my hands and I decided to enrol on adult education workshops. I started with card-making and beginners jewellery, then a year long workshop in silversmithing. Realising there was nothing available in my area for me to further advance my skills, I enrolled on a year long Diploma in Creative Jewellery with the London School of Jewellery. This involved travelling weekly from Newcastle to London and back in one day, and ended with an exhibition of each students work. Subsequently, I completed an intensive 3 day Art Clay Level 1 Diploma with Tracey Spurgin at Craftworx, which enables me to teach Beginners Silver clay workshops.
How did you get into resin? How long have you been using resin?
Resin was one of the mediums we used at the London School of Jewellery. I found I really enjoyed resin and feel so lucky to have had an amazing tutor, Natasha Lisa. I completed my course four years ago and since then offer workshops as I really enjoy passing on what I have been lucky to learn. Since lockdown I have enjoyed spending a lot more time making and selling resin pieces.
Where do you make your creations – do you have a studio? Is this your full-time work?
I am lucky to have a converted workshop in my house and this is my main work. In the past I have taught occasional workshops in external venues.
What inspires your work?
Anything to do with the beach! I love sea-glass and also love to work with sand and shells. I have recently made some beach themed resin pendants that I have combined with my handmade silver shells. I love the fact that resin can capture anything I find, either on the beach or in the wild. It’s also lovely to preserve mementos for other people.
What is your favourite Resin8 product?
It would have to be any of the sea themed products and my other favourite is the tiny fruit embellishments!
Do you sell your work? Where can we see your work?
We hope you have been inspired by Claire’s fantastic work and are enjoying this series of Meet the Resin8er.
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