Claire Cawte is Welsh textile designer/maker who, in 2004 graduated with a BA Honours degree in Contemporary Textile Practice after studying as a mature student at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
As a textile artist her work includes wraps, scarves, bags and corsages all influenced by the natural environment and tribal costume. This is complimented with a burgeoning collection of sculptural pieces inspired by the characteristics of British fleece.
Using a variety of fabrics and fibres, including wool, silk, linen, fleece, bamboo and soya, and utilising natural plant dye, felt making and shibori techniques, she creates unique and beautiful hand crafted pieces.
Sourcing many of the materials locally and from sustainable sources she is able to combine yesterday's skills with the sophistication of today.