She uses her extensive knowledge of gilding and an abundance of glass off cuts to create her Verre Églomisé pieces, combining her life-long love of drawing and art education, which include an Art and Design Diploma and a Degree in Design.
Claires inspiration predominantly comes from the natural world, and growing up in rural Gloucestershire, she has always had a fascination with insects, birds, reptiles and plant life.
Working from her own photographs she produces highly detailed works in gold leaf of varying carat, constantly experimenting and pushing the boundaries of this century’s old technique!
Miniature Society of Florida Annual exhibition January 19th - February 9th 2020
Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers - 26th November - Sunday 6th December 2020. Mall Galleries, London.
Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. Nov 17, 2018 - Jan 6 2019
Miniature Society of Florida Annual exhibition January 20th - February 10th 2019
The Snow Goose Gallery - Miniatures from Around the World. May 5- June 9 2019 Pennsylvania U.S.A.
Bath Society of Artists - 18th May to 29th June 2019. Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath.
Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers - 28th November - Sunday 8th December 2019. Mall Galleries, London.
As seen on Channel 4 'Kirsties Handmade Christmas' - (December 9th - episode 11)
Angel of the Stars - 23ct gold leaf with 7.2ct white gold leaf on glass - Verre Eglomise by Claire Russell
Artists & Illustrators
Claire had an article published in the Artists and Illustrators magazine, entitled 'Working with gold leaf and the art of Verre Eglomise'