Claire Hasemeier’s work has been an ongoing exploration of the integration of color, fiber, and metal. The inspiration for her work comes from the colors and images of nature.
Using micro-macrame and cavandoli techniques, Claire hand-knots cotton threads and combines them with her copper pendants. She combines the fiber with copper that has been hammered, torched, or patinaed. Copper is such a vibrant metal that produces a range of colors and textures that are so organic. The combination of the organic, spontaneous results of the copper with the precision and accuracy of the knotting creates unique items of jewelry.
Claire has a BA in art from San Jose State University and a MEd in secondary education and a MA in history from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In 2015, she became a Best of Missouri Hands juried artist in jewelry. Having spent 24 years teaching social studies and English, Claire is now retired from the classroom and devotes her time to her family and creating art.
Missouri Artisans Association – juried artist
Art St. Louis
The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths
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