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Claire Benn

I am an artist who works with textiles.

Betchworth, Surrey


art textiles, abstract art, hand stitch


£525 — £2500


I am an artist whose work always starts with a piece of cloth. I make art textiles that are reductive, quiet, simple and contemplative.

This has meant restricting my tools, my media, my palette and my process – simplify, simplify, simplify.  I use raw earth pigments for my landscape-inspired work and antique linen or hemp for my intensively hand stitched work.

Agnes Martin said “your path is at your feet”.  All I have to do is walk it.


Reading, Research & Education

01 May 2018
I teach internationally. I publish a monthly blog, currently focused on the use of textiles in art. With 'Committed to Cloth' I have published seven titles across various wet processes for textiles. Keep up to date through my web site.

Available for commissions



Traces of Time

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Mixed Media, Textiles

In the Fullness of Time

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

Inside Atacama

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Mixed Media, Textiles