ARTISTS

Clare Adams

American, b. 1962 Neptune, NJ, based in Grafton, VT

About Clare Sullivan Adams

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Clare Adams

Firefly 1

2022

Stained and enameled glass

20 x 16 in

$550

Clare Adams

Firefly 2

2022

Stained and enameled glass

20 x 16 in

$550

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Clare Adams

Moth with Ants

2022

Stained and enameled glass

8 x 8 in

Sold

Clare Adams

In Reverse (Hartley)

Reverse painted and stained glass

2021

16 x 13 in

$270

Clare Adams
Fireflies
2021

Clare Adams

Fireflies

2021

Stained and enameled glass

15 x 15 in

$300

Clare Adams, Frog, 2021, Stained and enameled glass

Clare Adams

Frog

2021

Stained and enameled glass

7.5 x 7.5 in

$100

Clare Adams, Three Crickets, 2020, Stained and enameled glass

Clare Adams

Three Crickets

2020

Stained and enameled glass

9 x 15 in

$300

Clare Adams, Single Bee, 2021, Stained and enameled glass

Clare Adams

Single Bee

2021

Stained and enameled glass

4 x 4 in

Sold

Clare Adams, Bees Circle, 2020, Stained and enameled glass

Clare Adams

Bees Circle

2020

Stained and enameled glass

8.5 x 8.5 in

Sold

Clare Adams, Matisse’s Ivy, 2021, Stained and enameled glass

Clare Adams

Matisse’s Ivy

2021

Stained and enameled glass

38 x 38 in

$1200

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Clare Adams

Virgin Tiger Moth

2020 

Stained Glass

12 x 12 in

Sold

Clare Adams

Bees

2020 

Stained glass

6 x 6 in

Sold

Clare Adams Gold Stained Glassware 2019

Clare Adams

Gold Stained Glassware

2019

Reverse painted & fused glass

3 in square (2 ea.), round (1 ea.)

Sold

Clare Adams

Six Bees

2020

Stained and enameled glass

7.5 x 8.5 in

$100

Clare Adams, Oak Drop, 2020, Stained and enameled glass

Clare Adams

Oak Drop

2020

Stained and enameled glass

18.5 x 20.5 in

$500

Clare Adams, Cricket with Seeds, 2020, Stained and enameled glass

Clare Adams

Cricket with Seeds

2020

Stained and enameled glass

4.5 x 4.5 in

Sold

Clare Adams

Sunflower & Crickets

2021

Stained and enameled glass

14.5 x 15.5 in

$550

Clare Adams

Transformation

2020

Painted glass

21 x 21 in

Sold

Clare Adams

Virgin Tiger Moth (small)

2020 

Stained glass

6 x 6 in

Sold

Clare Adams

Monarch

2020 

Stained glass

6 x 8 in

$85

Clare Adams
Grafton Overlook 2
2019
Drypoint etching on paper (framed)
4 x 4 in
Clare Adams, Monarch, 2021,  Stained and enameled glass

Clare Adams

Monarch

2021

Stained and enameled glass

7.5 x 8.5 in

$75

Clare Adams, Salamander, 2021, Stained and enameled glass

Clare Adams

Salamander

2021

Stained and enameled glass

7.5 x 7.5 in

Sold

Clare Adams, Tiger Moth Quilt, 2021, Stained and enameled glass

Clare Adams

Tiger Moth Quilt

2021

Stained and enameled glass

18.5 x 13.5 in

$500

Clare Adams, Grasshopper, 2021, Stained and enameled glass

Clare Adams

Grasshopper

2021

Stained and enameled glass

745 x 4.5 in

Sold

Clare Adams, Six Bees, 2020, Stained and enameled glass
Clare Adams
Grafton Overlook 1
2019
Drypoint etching on paper (framed)
3 x 4 in

Clare Adams

Grafton Overlook 1

2019

Drypoint etching on paper (framed)

3 x 4 in

$150

Clare Adams

Grafton Overlook 2

2019

Drypoint etching on paper (framed)

4 x 4 in

$150

Clare Adams
Townshend Village (artist proof)
2018
Block-print on paper (framed)
6.5 x 11 in
Clare Adams
Houses
2019
Drypoint etching on paper (framed)
4 x 4 in

Clare Adams

Houses

2019

Drypoint etching on paper (framed)

4 x 4 in

$150

Clare Adams
West River
2018
Block-print on paper (framed)
8 x 8 in

Clare Adams

West River

2018

Block-print on paper (framed)

8 x 8 in

$120

Clare Adams

Townshend Village (artist proof)

2018

Block-print on paper (framed)

6.5 x 11 in

Sold

Clare Adams
Ram Shack
2018
Block-print on paper
7 x 7 in

Clare Adams

Ram Shack

2018

Block-print on paper

7 x 7 in

Sold

Clare Adams
Parker Hill
2018
Block-print on paper
8 x 8 in
Clare Adams
Potato Field
2016
Block-print on paper
8 x 10 in

Clare Adams

Potato Field

2016

Block-print on paper

8 x 10 in

$50

Clare Adams
Five Mile River
2016
Block-print on paper
15 x 17 in

Clare Adams

Five Mile River

2016

Block-print on paper

15 x 17 in

Sold

Clare Adams

Parker Hill

2018

Block-print on paper

8 x 8 in

Sold

Clare Adams
Vilas Bridge
2018
Block-print on paper
9 x 11 in

Clare Adams

Vilas Bridge

2018

Block-print on paper

9 x 11 in

Sold

Clare Adams
River Bank
2012
Monotype print on paper
13 x 13 in

Clare Adams

River Bank

2012

Monotype print on paper

13 x 13 in

Sold

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Artist’s Statement


On “Stained Glass”


My most recent work has been in Stained Glass. In the mist of the pandemic, I felt compelled to reach back. Back centuries to the classic spiritual art of religious glass painting as well as back in my own life to my experiments in stained glass during high school (1980). 


This work is made using recycled window glass. It is reverse painted with enamel and fired in a kiln multiple times at 1200 degrees. The glass pieces are then joined together using copper foil tape and  soldered together with a lead and tin solder and then framed with zinc edging. My patterns have been inspired by American quilts. I have been looking at traditional styles as well as the stunning asymmetrical styles of African American quilts. 


This new work has been satisfying to me as it combines my interests in painting, glass, color, craft, light and nature. To me each piece feels like a prayer. An earth prayer collecting light energy for healing and renewal.




On “Reverse Painted & Fused Glass”


I have been a painter and printmaker for most of my career and have recently been exploring painting on glass. I have always been interested in light and color, and glass painting adds an extra and exciting dimension both visually and technically. On these pieces I have used a grisaille technique in which the black paint is scratched away and the color is applied on top. The pieces are then fired, fused and slumped with the reverse side up so the painting is behind glass.

On “Monoprinting”

“I’ve always loved the view around each corner and the dramatic change of seasons here.  Monoprinting has become a passion. It is painterly printmaking. I love the transparency of color you can create as the layers are built up.”

-Clare Sullivan Adams



Biography


Clare Sullivan Adams works in the mediums of monotype printmaking, painting, reverse glass painting, and most recently fused glass.  Adams’s influence from Asian arts as well as her interest in reviving old techniques and continually pushing her work through the use of multiple mediums, all serve to inform her observational landscape prints and her abstract designs. 


The artist’s complementary and tonal palette abstracts her landscapes, while her fluidity of brushstrokes and layers of pigment show her painterly printing style.  In Adams’s reverse glass painting we see biomorphic shapes, and the application of gold and silver leaf in antique mirroring techniques used in a way which speaks to her printmaking work.  


Adams’s work with the technique of fused glass brings the use of applied pigments as with a monotype print along with the addition of metal inclusions to works created with sheets of glass cut and fused into moulds within a kiln.  

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