Clare attended the Maine College of Art in the USA for ceramics and later embarked on a journey around the world as a potter. After settling in New Zealand, she completed a Ceramic Art Diploma at the Dunedin School of Art. Clare is a passionate potter who has been teaching pottery in her community for many years, creating works for National exhibitions and selling in local galleries. 

Her vision is to make ceramic art accessible to everyone which inspired her to create the original Clay Shed at the Old School Arts Centre in Whaingaroa. Today, Clare’s studio, PotwithClare in Waitetuna, provides a supportive and engaging environment for both adults and children to experience the joys of working with clay. Under Clare’s expert guidance, students are empowered to explore their creativity and achieve success in their pottery endeavors.