1968 - ?

Clare Twomey

Clare Patricia Twomey, was born at Ipswich on 19 December 1968, daughter of Patrick Twomey and his wife Ursula née Bellamy, who married at Ipswich in 1965. Clare studied at Edinburgh College of Art 1991-1994, gaining a B.A. (hons) ceramic, the Royal College of Art in London 1994-1996 gaining an M.A. in Ceramics and Glass. Visiting Lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art 1998-2000 and lecturer at University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham 2000-2005 and Research Fellow at the University of Westminster. In 2011 Clare became a Research Fellow in the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster, London where she is affiliated with the Ceramics Research Centre. Clare Twomey’s installations have the social and historical context in which the installation is created as their point of departure. Often, they only exist within these frameworks. Several of her installations disappear or perish during the exhibition period as part of the work. Often the onlooker’s mode of behaviour is conceptually included in Twomey’s works. This, for example, applied to the artwork Conscience/Consciousness (2003), in which Twomey had covered the floor of the gallery with very thin ceramic tiles which broke when trodden on.