CLAIRE LATIES DAVIS
Sculptor, Giftware Designer and
Freelance Art Teacher
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.
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
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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.
She is married and has five children ages seven through fifteen.
tel: (401) 467-8325
Additional info can be provided on request
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