Clare Belfrage has maintained a vibrant glass art practice for thirty years and forged an international reputation. She has been an active part of artists’ communities in Adelaide and Canberra, including the studio blue pony, of which she is a founding member, the JamFactory Glass Studio in Adelaide and, Canberra Glassworks where she played the pivotal role of Creative Director from 2009 to 2013.
Clare has lectured in glass programs at the University of South Australia, SA, Ohio State University, USA and Curtin University, WA and has taught numerous workshops throughout Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United States. In addition to Australia, Clare regularly exhibits in North America, Europe, Hong Kong and New Zealand. She was awarded the Tom Malone Glass Prize by the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the inaugural FUSE Glass Prize.
Clare’s work is represented in major public collections including: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Corning Museum of Glass, USA, Museo do Vidro, Marinha Grande, Portugal, Tacoma Museum of Glass, USA, National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga, ArtBank, NSW, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of Tasmania and Northern Territory Museum.