Claire Bell

Claire Bell

Whanganui, , NEW ZEALAND


Born in Ipswich,Suffolk, England in 1984, I emigrated to New Zealand in 2003 and now live and work in Whanganui, New Zealand. Exploring what constitutes making a contemporary image and its translation into different media is at the heart of my practice, with a focus on large scale glass engraving and drawing in neon. Currently I work with clear float glass using the techniques pioneered by John Hutton to create work based on my drawings, photographs and digital collages of the two. My practice also explores the options surrounding the presentation of engraving. Framing it as as a picture questions perception of the image and the object, with the glass as medium and artwork, instead of being the invisible conduit for the contents underneath.


  • neon
  • glassblower
  • accept commissions
  • architectural/public
  • coldwork/engraving


Business Name:
Rough Cut Studio