1936 - ?

Born at 50 Pauline Street, Ipswich in 1936, daughter of Walter Edward Lambert (19 May 1902-1984), fruit & vegetable merchant, and his wife Elsie Violet née Howlett (1 October 1911-1979), who married at Ipswich in 1935. Claire settled at nearby Shotley and largely a self-taught painter, draughtsman and ceramist who attended part-time and evening classes at Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels under Rover Somervile, Atelier des Ceramiques de Dour with Fernard Wery (1888-1964) and at Suffolk College (now University Campus). A member and exhibitor at the Suffolk Group, the Suffolk Craft Society and the Ipswich Art Society, where she exhibited from 1 Bristol Hill, Shotley Gate, near Ipswich in 1977 two items 'Le Repas' and 'Sleep' and a further three pictures the following year and was a regular exhibitor including in 1980 'Memories, Past and Present', 'Symphonic Bus-Ride' and 'Christmas Tree Time' and in 1997 exhibited 'Busride', 'Bernard Reynolds' and 'Colin Moss' and in 2006 three monoprints 'Portrait', 'Flowers' and 'Stop, Pause, Go' and a linoprint 'Shotley Shore'. Her exhibitions include at Peter Piers Gallery, Aldeburgh; Guy Taplins Gallery, Woodbridge; Falcon Gallery, Boxford all in Suffolk with shows on the continent and in Canada. Solo shows include Gallery 44 at Aldeburgh; John Russell Gallery at Ipswich.

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