Claire Perrault

 

Claire Perrault is a weaver and a printmaker. Before she expanded her practice to include printmaking, Claire Perrault was a weaver for 40 years. Her introduction to weaving began when she was a young girl, and because her mother owned a yarn shop in Massachusetts, she grew up surrounded by the materials she has worked with most of her life.

“Weaving is structured and controlled, and there is a quiet excitement that comes from doing it,” says Perrault, “Printmaking offers a more exuberant excitement, and the design stage is more spontaneous.”

Perrault’s expansion into printmaking began two years ago when her mother gave her some linoleum block and carving tools that she found in her closet.

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