ABOUT
CLAIRE LATIES DAVIS
Sculptor, Giftware Designer and
Freelance Art Teacher

BACKGROUND

Claire Laties Davis has been working as an artist and freelance art teacher in Rhode Island since 1985 when she graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has created jewelry in silver, polymer clay, paper and glass and illustrations in polymer clay, watercolors and gouache paint.

JEWELRY

She started her current line of work in 1998. It has evolved from being a line of small collaged glass and paper magnets to being a line of earrings, necklaces and bracelets, three sizes of magnets, custom-ordered museum magnets for the RISD Museum, glass picture bowls and watches. She currently paints her own gouache paintings for use in her products. She exhibits at the RISD Alumni Sales every May, October and December.

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TEACHING

In addition to producing her line of products, Mrs. Davis teaches art classes for children and adults in a variety of venues. She teaches developmentally disabled adults in the Saturday VSARI program at the RISD Museum. She also teaches Sunday Family Workshops at the Museum. She teaches after school art classes at St. Mary's Academy Bayview in East Providence and Edgewood Highland School in Cranston. In the spring of 2002, she taught a recycled materials collage project at Matunuck Elementary School. She has previously taught mask and clay face-making workshops at the Richmond Elementary School and Polymer Clay Bead-making at Chester Barrows and Woodridge Elementary Schools in Cranston. Each summer, Mrs. Davis runs a polymer clay program at RISE Camp on the campus of Moses Brown School in Providence, RI.

FAMILY LIFE

She is married and has five children ages seven through fifteen.

CONTACT INFO

email: clairelatiesdavis@yahoo.com
tel: (401) 467-8325

REFERENCES

Additional info can be provided on request

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Claire Laties Davis

PUBLICATIONS: Work in Published Media

Creating in Polymer Clay
by Stephen Ford and Leslie Dierks
Lark Books, Altamont Press (1996)

Artists at Work: Polymer Clay Comes of Age
by Pierrette Brown Ashcroft and Lindly Haunani
Flower Valley Press (1996)

Creative Clay Jewelry
by Leslie Dierks
Lark Books, Altamont Press (1994)

The New Clay
by Nan Roche
Flower Valley Press (1991)

SELECTED CLIENT LIST

Chester Barrows Elementary School (Cranston, RI)
Edgewood Highland School (Providence, RI)
Matunuck Elementary School (Matunuck, RI)
Moses Brown School (Providence, RI)
Richmond Elementary School (Richmond, RI)
St. Mary's Academy Bayview (East Providence, RI)
Woodridge Elementary School (Cranston, RI)

RISD Museum (Providence, RI)