Clare Hillerby is a Manchester-based artist, where she has a shop / workshop at the Manchester Craft + Design Centre. Clare finds inspiration in gathering old postcards, usually around 100 years old, all featuring handwriting. The handwriting is unique and full of character, telling stories and hinting at everyday lives throughout our history.
Contrasts of writing styles and characters are important, and combining them result in new conversations.
As well as postcards, she collects stamps, linen maps and old wooden rulers. Gathering old materials creates a unique and inspiring starting point for making.
History, heritage and our urban environment are a constant source of inspiration to Clare. We love her jewellery; Clare Hillerby Ruler hanging earrings will make a great gift to yourself or loved ones.