Clare gained experience with textiles while studying at Swansea Metropolitan University in Wales. Work on a book project led to her interest in folding and cutting techniques.
Mimas, flat detail before folding
I can only imagine how satisfying the moment is when it's time to fluff up the cuts!
Mimas, 10 x 10 inches
Stacked, colored layers impart a sense of depth.
Most of Clare's recent geometric pieces feature circular designs, but here she created a linear composition in soft colors that has me thinking of woolly caterpillars or some kind of housekeeping brush that would actually be fun to use.
Cassini, 6 x 6 inches
It varies greatly from the dramatic mandala below.
Nebula, 12 x 1 2 inches
Clare says she especially enjoys "the process of turning such an ordinary, everyday material into something extraordinary."
Frequency 1, 6 x 6 inches
Note the overall measurements of these pieces... they are much smaller than I realized at first, which makes the fine cuts even more impressive.
Fusion, 12 x 12 inches
Visit Clare's website, CJP Designs, to see more of her work. She is on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.