Clare has expanded her range of ever-popular textile inspired ceramics with fresh new products for 2012. Her new collection includes elegant handbag mirrors with lace, modern-classic necklaces, gift cards, a new candle cup and even a pop of colour to some of her classic white designs.
Here’s what Clare says about the new additions to her range
‘A selection of brand new quintessentially English designs paired with Clare Gage classics makes up my new range. The collection tells the story of afternoon spent in an English garden sharing scrumptious tea and scones with friends and family. With the double celebration of the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee in 2012 I can’t think of a better time to celebrate in true English style!
I’ve always loved creating beautiful things in all sorts of different media (I expect that you can tell this from my collection). I’m having a love-affair with lace at the moment (seeing Kate’s beautiful wedding dress last year wasn’t the start of this relationship but it has definitely fuelled it!). You’ll see delicate lace in a range of colours on my new handbag mirrors.
Another addition is the new range of gift cards. We’ve taken some stunning pictures of my ceramics in beautiful surroundings which make ideal gift cards. The pictures mirror the English country garden feel with an afternoon
tea scene and vases filled with lovely fresh garden flowers.
Because expanding my range with mirrors and gift cards wasn’t enough I’ve also been working in precious metal clay! Lace textured silver with pearls creates a range of modern classic necklaces, perfect presents for a loved one…or a treat for yourself.
I’ve often been asked about using colour in my work – after years of working primarily in elegant white I couldn’t resist adding a pop of colour for 2012. I’ve selected some of my textile inspired ceramics and added a flash of sumptuous colour to the interiors.
As a final flourish to my new range I have also developed a new candle cup. The ever-popular Lace Cup will be updated with a filling of pale pink Rose fragranced wax. A nose-full of fresh blooms makes for a lavish little luxury in a timeless design.’
The new products will be seen for the first time at the Country Living Spring Fair 20th- 25th March so call in to get the first look! The whole range will be availeble to buy online at www.notonthehighstreet.com/claregage after the show.