Clara is a visual artist and textile designer. She studied Costume & Set Design in her hometown, Lisbon, and Textile Design at the National Institute of Design, in India, as part of an exchange programme. She received a BA (Hons) in Design for Textiles (Print) from the School of Textiles & Design, UK.
Clara’s work looks into stories, told both orally and written, as sources of visual imagery. She is interested in the way folklore and fantasy relate to the mundane, coming alive in tales, conversations, family stories and objects. She explores these ideas in diverse contexts such as surface design, illustration or installation art.