Biography of Claire Lamberth
Claire was born in Philadelphia and raised in
Elkins Park where she attended public school. Her mother was a painter
and took Claire and her sister to the Philadelphia Art Museum for
classes for many years, encouraging their talent.
Claire went to Barnard College in New York, and
majored in Art History. Following graduation, she went to Europe where
she married and lived in Frankfurt, Paris, Zagreb and Sarajevo. After
living in Milan, Italy for 8 years, she returned with her two sons to
the US and decided to study nursing. She chose a career in psychiatric
nursing and worked for 13 years in Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE.
Following her retirement in 2001, Claire took
classes in stained glass and in 2004 she had the opportunity to take an
8 week course in glass fusing. Having started to make jewelry the
previous year, she was fascinated by the colors of dichroic glass, and
the possibilities offered by fusing it.
Since then, Claire has continued to create
beautiful jewelry using gemstones, pearls and silver, but has devoted
herself to fusing dichroic glass in an ongoing search for new design
Claire sells her jewelry at juried artisan craft
shows, as well as at the Delaware Art Museum gift shop, the Center for
Creative Arts in Yorklyn, DE and the Newark Arts Alliance. She is a
member of Delaware by Hand and a juried member of the Chester County
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