Claire Malet




  • BA Hons Contemporary Applied Art, 2005, Hereford College of Art
  • Master classes with silversmith Pamela Rawnsley 2010/11


  • Goldsmiths' Fair 2014, winner of the Best New Design Award in Week Two, awarded by Jaqueline Gestetner
  • Wesley-Barrell Craft Award 2014, finalist
  • Bishopsland Trust, Silver Bursary, 2011
  • Bishopsland Trust, Maker to Master Bursary, to work with silversmith Pamela Rawnsley, 2010
  • Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, winner, Best Exhibit Award 2007
  • Craft Council, Chelsea Craft Fair, Honorary New Exhibitor 2005
  • Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, winner, New Exhibitor Award 2005


Public Collections: 

  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • Bilston Craft Gallery

Press coverage: 

  • The Architectural Digest
  • Craft Arts International
  • The Art Investor
  • Luxurious Magazine
  • Period Living
  • The Financial Times
  • Craft & Design
  • The Straits Times
  • Elle Decoration
  • BBC Homes & Antiques




  • Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, represented by Bishopsland, Saatchi Gallery, London
  • National Museum of Women Artists: Nature by Design,Royal Thames Yacht Club, London
  • Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, London
  • Summer Exhibition, The Contemporary Silver Gallery, Lindfield
  • Summer Retrospective, Bishopsland, Oxfordshire
  • Made:London, Marylebone
  • The Second Half Centre: Charity Exhibition, London?


  • Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London
  • Collect:The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, represented by Bicha Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London
  • Sculptural Forms: A Century of Experiment, Manchester Art Gallery
  • Olympia Winter Art & Antiques Fair, London, represented by Tyger Glyn Gallery
  • The Second Half Centre: Charity Exhibition, London
  • Summer Exhibition, The Contemporary Silver Gallery, Lindfield
  • Passion Art Trail, Manchester
  • Bishopsland Contemporary Silver at Drapers Hall, London
  • Cambridge Contemporary Art, Spring Exhibition
  • Affordable Art Fairs: Brussels, Hong Kong, New York, represented by Bicha Gallery


  • The Nature of Metal: Solo Exhibition,  Nina's House, Kings Road, London
  • Cheongju International Crafts Biennale, South Korea, 12 of my pieces were on display as part of Main Exhibition 2, curated by Kenji Kaneko
  • Art Toronto, represented by Bicha Gallery
  • Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Design Collection
  • Collect 2013, Saatchi Gallery, London, represented by Bicha Gallery
  • Affordable Art Fairs: Brussels, Hong Kong, New York, Hampstead London, Stockholm, Singapore represented by Bicha Gallery


  • Affordable Art Fairs: Singapore, London, Stockholm, New York, represented by Bicha Gallery
  • Bishopsland Retrospective 2012, Oxfordshire UK
  • Cambridge Contemporary Art, Spring Exhibition
  • Newels, New York


  • Twenty Twenty, Shropshire
  • Art Toronto, represented by Bicha Gallery
  • Affordable Art Fairs: London, Bristol, Singapore, Brussels, Milan, New York, represented by Bicha Gallery
  • Art Chicago, represented by Bicha Gallery
  • The Pyramid Gallery, York


  • RBSA, Birmingham
  • Affordable Art Fairs: Singapore, Amsterdam, London, Bristol, Paris, Brussels, represented by Bicha Gallery
  • Light & Movement, curated by Bicha Gallery at The Chelsea Club, London
  • Line, Form, Colour, curated by Bicha Gallery at The gallery@oxo, London
  • Solo Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh


  • Collectables, The Fusion Gallery, London, curated by Jacqueline Gestetner
  • Steel River, Bianco Nero, Yorkshire
  • Metal Marvels, The Craft Centre, Leeds
  • Metal, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Bowlish Contemporary Art Gallery, Somerset
  • Affordable Art Fairs: London & Bristol, represented by Bicha Gallery


  • Gallerie MX, Montreal
  • Origin: The London Craft Fair, Somerset House
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • The Edinburgh Art Fair, represented by Bowlish Gallery
  • The Pyramid Gallery, York
  • Heavy Metal, Ferrers Gallery
  • Art in Action, Oxfordshire
  • Reclaim, RBSA, Birmingham
  • Solo Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Affordable Art Fair: London, represented by Bicha Gallery
  • FORM, Olympia, London


  • Black and White, Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely
  • Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair
  • Solo Exhibition, Sara Priesler Gallery, Birmingham
  • Look What I Found, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
  • Origin: The London Craft Fair , Somerset House
  • Wesley Barrell, Bristol
  • Solo Exhibition, The Model House, Llantrisant
  • dna@FORM, Olympia, London
  • Affordable Art Fair: London, represented by Bowlish
  • Quest, Bath


  • Made in the Middle, Craftspace Touring,  2006 -2008
  • Brighton Craft Fair
  • Origin: The London Craft Fair, Somerset House
  • Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair
  • Appleyard Gallery, Norfolk
  • Dartington Cider Press Gallery
  • The Royal Exchange Theartre, Manchester
  • Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
  • The Alexander Gallery, Brighton
  • RBSA, Birmingham
  • Church House Designs, Somerset


  • Chelsea Craft Fair, London
  • Design Gap, NEC Birmingham
  • Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair
  • The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock
  • The Arts Council West Midlands, Birmingham
  • Galanthus Gallery, Hereford


  • The Metal Gallery, Mayfair, London
  • at Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire
  • The Lion Gallery, Herefordshire


“I combine strong forms together with complex surface textures and rich colours to create unique sculptural vessels. I work with recycled, non-precious and precious metals; working each piece with forming, chasing and gilding techniques.


“My work is inspired by the rich textures, colours and sculpted shapes of natural forms and landscapes: fragments of sea-worn shells, the rock formations of a battered coastline, a curl of split bark, the dancing light and shadow of woodland. I also draw inspiration directly from the varied natural qualities and characteristics of metal.


“I am very fortunate to live and work surrounded by my subject matter. I spend a good deal of time walking, looking at the landscape and the details within it, the changes through the year. There is an unending source of inspiration.  I have no interest in copying nature, but aim to capture a sense of it, my response to it.  I draw, photograph and collect and often reduce all this information down to abstract elements which then lead to a new work.


“I am fascinated by vessel forms, both organic and manmade. Vessels are one of the most basic and universal of objects, in daily mundane use and playing vital roles at occasions of celebration and honour. My current steel pieces explore the idea of transformation and perceived value, each piece is worked from a reclaimed steel can which is ‘transformed’ into a ‘precious’ vessel.


“I take an experimental approach to working with metal. It is vital to me that the metal is also allowed to suggest a direction, to let the natural qualities of the medium join with my ideas. My work is a fusion of artistic intent and the natural characteristics of the materials. I feel the link that the metal has with the landscape very strongly; the process of growth and decay that has happened to create it. Through my work I try to make this link clear and to celebrate it.”


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The Weekend with Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
2 June - 18 June, 2016
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