This February, I travelled south to the beautiful region of Indre-et-Loire, to spend just over two weeks reflecting on my practice. I carried a heavy load of tools, sketchbooks and materials – way too much as it turned out, but I’m not cut out for minimalism. I wanted to take a step back from the […]

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Earrings, Red Paper, oxidised silver, Garnet   From 3rd March until 31st May 2014, my work returns to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, for a showcase in the gift shop. The showcase will feature, amongst my silver and vermeil collection, some of the new red paper and oxidised silver pieces which some of you may have […]

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Blog features

- January 31, 2014

Wishing you a very happy new year! This winter I was featured on the excellent  jewellery blog Magpie on the Run as part of Open Studios. I was also a featured maker on the lovedazzle blog this month – Two new red paper and oxidised silver pieces are now available to buy from my lovedazzle […]

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Photo credit Full Focus

New images of rings

- December 16, 2013

Here is a little sparkle, just in time for the festive season! Gorgeous new images, courtesy of Full Focus, which we are delighted with. Pictured above, left to right: 18ct gold ‘frills’ ring with two rose-cut diamonds  £1150; 9ct gold ‘Strata’ ring with sapphires (also available in other colours), from  £650; Far right, 9ct gold ‘Ridge’ […]

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Clara Breen Commission White Gold and Sapphire

Cockpit Arts Open Studios: A favourite winter warmer Holborn: 29 November – 1 December, Deptford: 6 – 8 December Find beautiful gifts, view some new pieces in paper and precious metals, ask me about a special one-off commission, or just say hello!  Myself and Mariko Sumioka will be delighted to welcome you in our studio […]

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My lifelong dream has finally come true – my paper and silver ring, featured on Woman’s Hour! Radio 4 Journalist Judi Herman is running a series ‘Commissioning Affordable Jewellery’, focusing on alternative materials. She interviewed myself and my client Toby Austin, who commissioned a ring for his girlfriend’s birthday this January. The ring (pictured here, worn […]

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… discussing the benefits of the new Zinc mobile credit card payment facility by Worldpay. The scheme is aimed at small businesses who need a flexible, mobile way to take payments. The short video was filmed in the studio, and was featured on the Telegraph website. Clara Breen talking about Worldpay Zinc

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Clara Breen Paper and silver necklace

We would be delighted to welcome you once again at Cockpit Arts, but this time in our lovely new studio space (still in the West Wing, but a few doors down in studio W10!), shared with fellow jeweller Mariko Sumioka. Come and see us in Holborn, Studio W10: 7-9 June 2013 The following week-end, in […]

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It has come around so quickly! I will be exhibiting at the Fulham Palace, West London, Friday17th  to Sunday19th May. I still have a limited number of Friday Reception complimentary tickets – please e-mail your postal address ASAP to receive yours. The organisers of Brighton Art Fair  and ‘Made’ London present this new fair – showing a […]

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HistoriesRing

I have just completed a wedding ring commission for a client. It is a really touching story; She had some gold jewellery from her deceased mother, which meant too much to sell but she did not want to wear. We re-used this emotionally charged raw material to make the wedding band. Together with some new […]

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