2015 Residency - Awagami Washi Paper Factory
Awagami Paper Factory
In 2015 Claire won a grant to go to Japan for six weeks where she did an intensive workshop and residency at the Awagami Washi Paper Factory on the remote and beautiful Shikoku Island. Here she learned many traditional Japanese crafts relating to washi paper as well as how to make it. While in Japan she also researched spirituality linked with place from a Japanese Shinto and Buddhist perspective. This residency was followed up by a solo exhibition featuring work made in and inspired by Japan entitled ‘Uncommon thread’ at Linton and Kay Galleries, Subiaco, Perth WA.