BIOGRAPHY

claire russell
Claire has an established picture framing business based in Stone, Gloucestershire where she specialises in frame restoration and gilded frames. Claire uses her extensive knowledge of gilding and an abundance of glass off cuts to create her Verre Églomisé art pieces. 

With an Art and Design Foundation Diploma and a Degree in Design under her belt, Claire has become a full member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington DC and Miniature Art Society of Florida.

Growing up in rural Gloucestershire, Claire has had a deep love of everything flora and fauna, fluid forms and the unusual, which constantly provide inspirational subjects to capture in gold leaf.

Exhibitions 2022

Miniature Society of Florida - January 16th - February 6th, 2022

Exhibit venue: 1497 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698 USA


Hilliard Society June 2022
Exhibit venue: Town Hall, Wells, Somerset

Exhibit Venue: The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852. USA


Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers

Exhibit Venue: Mall Galleries, London

Exhibitions 2021

Hilliard Society - 5th June - 12th June 2021

Exhibit Venue: The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852. USA


Exhibition Venue: Mall Galleries, London, SW1


Miniature Society of Florida - January 16th - February 6th, 2022

Exhibition venue: The Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF), 1497 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698 USA


Awards

  • Crows
  • certificate
Hilliard Society 
NVW Award for Craftmanship 2021

'Corvid Companions' 
8x8cm 24ct gold leaf verre églomisé
  • Beetle mania!
Royal Miniature Society
GOLD BOWL HONORABLE MENTION 2021
'Beetle Mania!'
6x8cm mixed gold leaf verre églomisé

  • Lizard
  • Award
Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington DC
THIRD PLACE COLLAGE/MIXED MEDIA 2020
'Sun Worshiper' 
8x7cm 21.8ct moon gold leaf verre églomisé
  • Baboons
  • Elizabeth Meek and Claire Russell
  • Award
Royal Miniature Society
GOLD BOWL HONORABLE MENTION 2019
'Nap Time - Hamadryas Baboon'
8x8cm 21.8ct moon gold leaf verre églomisé

  • Plesant Pheasant Verre Églomisé
  • Miniature art society of Florida
Miniature Society of Florida
SECOND PLACE BIRD CATEGORY 2019
'Pleasant Pheasant'
8x8cm 23ct gold leaf verre églomisé

  • Autumns bounty Verre Églomisé
  • certificate
Miniature Society of Florida
SECOND PLACE FLORAL & BOTANICAL CATEGORY 2018
'Autumns Bounty'
8x8cm 23ct gold leaf verre églomisé

  • Common lizard
  • Lennox Cato
  • Award
Royal Miniature Society
GOLD BOWL HONORABLE MENTION 2016
'Balancing Act'
8x8cm 23ct gold leaf verre églomisé


  • I'm watching you!
  • Gervase phinn
  • award
Royal Miniature Society 
GOLD BOWL HONORABLE MENTION 2015
'I'm Watching You!'
8x8cm 23ct gold leaf verre églomisé


TV appearance

Kirstie Allsop channel 4

Channel 4 'Kirsties Handmade Christmas' 

(December 9th 2019 - episode 11)

Watch how Claire produces her verre eglomise artwork.

Angel of the stars verre eglomise

Angel of the Stars 

24ct gold leaf with 7.2ct white gold leaf on glass - Verre Eglomise by Claire Russell RMS


Artists & Illustrators Magazine

Artists and Illustrators magazine

Claires article, 'What is...Verre Eglomise? published in the Artists and Illustrators magazine, Sketchbook page.


Artists and Illustrators magazine

Claires step by step guide to create an artwork in verre eglomise published in the Artists and Illustrators magazine.

Events

Buckingham palace
Buckingham palace
In May 2018, Claire and four others from the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and  Gravers had the honour of attending the 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales in the beautiful grounds of Buckingham palace. 

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