Clare O’Connor & Paula Rafferty

The result is an extravagant energetic & colourful piece, which is a perfect example of conscious wearable clothing using recycling & sustainable practices


Artist Statement

Clare O’Connor is an artist & designer who’s work primarily is concerned with colour, light & communicating a heightened sense of positive energy. Her painting practice is playful and experimentative and her approach layers and fuses bold vibrant colour with contrasting stripes, pattern, collage and energetic mark making.Paula Rafferty is a textile artist, designer & teacher representing the Irish Patchwork society who’s work is centred in the exploration & utilization of ancient craft techniques married with modern technology through digital printing & embroidery.

What inspires you to work with this craft? 

This collaboration piece is inspired by the eclectic, vibrant & colourful synergy of Clare’s paintings celebrated through her luxury scarves with Paula’s process of patchwork & quilting which combines different traditional techniques within one work.


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Clare O’Connor and Paula Rafferty