London based award winning weaver Claire Whelan has studied constructed textile design in London, and alongside her weaving activities also works at The Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design teaching constructed textiles.
Claire has been awarded the Clothworkers Foundation Award 2017/2018 in conjunction with Cockpit Arts and moved in the Deptford studios in July 2017.
When designing Claire always aims to appeal to both men and women equally, making her whole range gender neutral. Having a particular interest in colour and the psychological attachments that it provokes within the human mind, she is driven to find the perfect colour combinations.
With a highly developed understanding of materials, dyeing and hand weaving techniques, Claire brings wonderfully rich combinations of pattern and colour to her art, and each piece she produces.