We simply adore the pieces with small birds in them which can be anything from a brooch to a teeny model bird complete with feathers. Most of Claire's work fits into an antique and collectable tin, then words, embroidery and other items are added to complete the poetic assemblage.
Claire completed a BA (Hons) in Architecture, beginning at the Edinburgh College of Art, and completing it at the Plymouth School of Architecture. However, she always felt that a career in the arts would suit her better. She has a very active following on The Little Burrow Designs Facebook page, and always offers her work for sale there first. She tells us that she: "really rather enjoys the connection you get on Facebook with people who enjoy your work, especially as it can be quite lonely working on your own, so it is always nice to have people to chat to". Her work will also shortly be onboard The Rusty Alexander, which is a funky converted old bus, that has been transformed into a travelling art gallery.
Her inspiration purely comes from the items she finds: "Sometimes it is immediate, and sometimes that item will be put away for a year until I find something else magical that completes its story. There are days I buy an item, and am so inspired by it that I have the completed piece done by the next day. When I see an item, I often know what it wants to become at first glance. Some take a little longer, but for most, the seed is planted as soon as I pick them up."
Claire says her favourite item in the yay retro! shop is the Petite typewriter as she collects typewriters. Currently she has 12, and her favourite is a Hermes Baby that she is currently using for all her work :O)
You can contact Claire via Facebook :O) or pop into yay retro! for a browse now xx