DSC_8430[1]ClairePhotoClaire Sherman is a quilt maker and ceramic sculptor.

Inspired by a neighbor’s Victorian crazy quilt, I started my first quilt at age 13. There were no quilters in my family, so I taught myself, making it up as I went along. Improvisational quilting is still my favorite method of quilt design. It took me 5 years to make that first quilt. I finished it just in time to take it with me to the Rhode Island School of Design. Four intense years later, I graduated with a BFA in ceramics. Then I created and sold ceramic Judaica for about 20 years. During a hiatus from ceramics due to life and motherhood, I rediscovered my love of quilting. I live in the San Francisco/ Bay Area with my architect husband and two artistically talented daughters.

Photo credit: Lea Delson