About Me

 

Clare Ashton came to felt-making when her children were young and she wanted to make the most of her time off work to expand her skills, as well as have a creative outlet. Several years of part-time study meant she had become skilled at a wide range of textile and felt art techniques, including achieving a City and Guilds Diploma in felt making. As part of her further studies, she learnt screen printing and the discovery that she could bring her drawing skills together with her textiles led to the birth of her most successful range.

Living in a Yorkshire town on the edge of the Pennines provides much of Clare’s subject matter. The scenery, such as windswept trees and stonewalls, are those she sees on her walks on the tops. The animals are all part of the natural world of Great Britain which has fascinated the artist since she was a child. She freely admits to being one of those kids who had a nature collection consisting of abandoned nests and animal skulls.

Clare continues to explore other mediums, and at present is developing her own artistic style through lino printing. The theme of this new work comes from inside the artist’s home as she celebrates the everyday life of her feline companions and will be available here soon.

Client Feedback

Take a look at what previous clients have to say about Clare’s unique products.

Katymarie

Prompt and friendly service; product as described.

Katymarie
ALLFORCHARITY

Professionally made, beautifully crafted, a lovely gift.

ALLFORCHARITY
Granielle

Such a beautiful notebook. Exactly as it looks from the pictures. Really gorgeous and I’ve already had comments about it today. thanks x

Granielle
sunshineyday

Beautiful lampshade and very efficient service. Worth every penny. Thank you!

sunshineyday