Clare Colby

Pressed Paper

 “I have been using paper in one form or another since my school exam pieces in 1979.

 For many years my interest lay in developing methods and practices to show paper as a ‘valuable’ sculptural medium.

 Throughout history paper has been used to mimic more expensive artisan materials.

 I now feel that my work is beginning to emulate the most valuable materials of all – those harvested from our natural surroundings