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Clare Lewis

Life is too short to be serious all the time,” says Clare Lewis, clay artist and New Milford, CT resident. “I believe humor should be an important part of my art – not that I don’t choose serious topics for my work sometimes, but I find it much more intriguing to bring a bit of whimsy to things. It just adds another layer of complexity and provides for some excitement.” Clare Lewis has a degree from Smith College (Northampton, MA) and also studied at the Cornell University Summer Studios in Art (Ithaca, NY), Brookfield Craft Center (Brookfield, CT) and John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, NC). She currently teaches ceramics to adults at Silvermine Arts Center (New Canaan, CT) and Brookfield Craft Center. Past teaching credits include Washington Art Association, The Katonah Art Center (Ceramics Director), Northern Westchester Center for the Arts (Head of Ceramics), Farmington Valley Arts Center and Soundview Preparatory School. A member of NCECA and the Silvermine Guild of Artists, she exhibits her work regionally. As an Artist…Clare started out as a functional potter but found her interests led her to more sculptural forms. Currently she feels her work is situated between the functional potters and the...Read More