Introducing Claire Coles

Time for my next in the series on my fellow Perrier-Jouet Arts Salon members.  This time I’m introducing Claire Coles.

Claire is a textile artist, specialising in making large embroidered couture wall papers and panels.  She draws with a sewing machine in the same way as you might draw with a pen or pencil.

I first encountered Claire’s work when she had an exhibition at Flow Gallery last year.  She was commissioned by Perriet-Jouet to produce some embroideries that were then turned into boxes and bags for the Champagne.

It was a great exhibition and my first introduction to the world of Perrier-Jouet (I didn’t know it at the time but shortly after the opening I was invited to become a member of the Arts Salon).  I didn’t get to meet Claire that night but am grateful to Perrier-Jouet for giving me the opportunity to at the first Salon meeting.

Claire’s designs for Perrier-Jouet

details of the embroideries that Claire made for Perrier Jouet

Some of Claire’s embroidered wallpapers.
Another project that Claire has been involved in is making a collection of silk scarves from her designs.
Here are my 2 favourite designs.

I love the watery colour and also that pop of yellow.  They are for sale in the lovely new Jaeger Boutique Gallery in their flag ship store in Regent Street here in London.  I’m hoping to get my hands on one myself.
I’m a big fan of floral walpaper and am a massive fan of Claire’s work.  Here panels are very unique and I love the way she builds up the layers of paper and how the lines she draws are so free flowing. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to commission her to make a bespoke panel for me!  
For more information on Claire see her website
I’d love to hear what you think about Claire’s work, so do leave me a comment below.
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