Creative Thinker, Artist and Educator, Claudia Williams divides her time between educating and creating with recyclables.
"Everything is always possible.
As an artist working and educating in recycled materials in fashion and art, my passion lies in transforming discarded materials into something that are visually striking and thought-provoking to the viewer.
I believe that art can be a powerful tool for social and environmental change, and I strive
to create pieces that both
inspire and challenge viewers to reconsider
their relationship with waste.
I love to share my skills and experiences and to see lightbulb moments within students and participants when you deliver new methods creating with uncommon materials. For me, that is one of the most rewarding parts of fostering creativity".
Claudia has over 20 years’ experience as a mixed media artist. She has designed and created artworks for private commissions, public areas, and school-based projects, designed, facilitated and project managed workshops
for communities and schools around Australia.
"My creative process involves exploring the unique qualities of each recycled material, be it discarded textiles, plastics, or even old electronics.
I am constantly experimenting with
different techniques and methods
to transform these materials
into new, one-of-a-kind pieces.
Texture, repetition and movement are strong elements that I am drawn to when creating.
This process of experimentation and discovery is both challenging and rewarding,
as it allows me to push the boundaries
of what is possible with recycled materials".
Claudia has been a long time Flying Art’s Queensland Educator, touring regional Queensland communities to deliver art projects and grow community capacity through arts education and recently the project manager, creative director, artist and educator of large scale wearable art productions in Queensland, such as WAT and Dress the Central West.
"As an educator, I am committed to sharing my knowledge and passion with others. I believe that by educating others to see the potential in discarded materials, we can empower each other to make a positive difference in our lives and communities. Through my creations, workshops,
artist talks, and other educational initiatives, I aim to empower individuals to make positive changes in their communities and to recognize the potential for creativity and the beauty within waste and recyclables".
Client - Miss Universe Australia - 2019 National Australian Costume - Model Priya Serrao - Garment created from recycled plastics, vinyl and canvas. Reproduced canvas's supplied by Red Ridge Interior Qld. Aboriginal artworks created by Jocye Crombie, Jean Barr, Jenny Parsons, Maude Monaghan, Daryl Frazer, Dwayne Kangan and Josie Schurman.