Claire Hignett is a visual artist with an extensive knowledge of textile processes. She subverts and explores the familiarity of domestic textiles, childhood games and toys and familiar objects to explore themes of safety, insecurity, protection, separation, transience and permanence.
Initially Claire makes personal work based on her own artefacts and toys. As her work evolves and nostalgia becomes hindsight her work reflects universal themes around feeling safe in a precarious world and questions the responses and actions we take when we don’t.
Claire also has a community based practice based on learning creative skills and exploring local stories.