Designer Claudia Ashley-Brown
Claudia achieved a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Applied Art from the University of Hertfordshire finishing Summer 2007 and her final degree pieces were the set of 6 sculptures called The Ramryge Angels. Her specialisms include working with acrylic and over the past few years she has created jewellery functional items, sculptural forms and lighting. Working with Perspex is the main focus of Claudia’s creativity and she is interested in the idea of drawing with light, by etching onto the surface of Perspex.
Creating the in-memoriam fundraising trees or Memory Trees is a very rewarding, collaborative process. Often Claudia works with charities such as hospices, which make a real difference to many people’s lives.
Claudia is happy to work to commission and enjoys the challenge of working on creative projects that mean something special to those she is working for. The journey is part of the process, using her creative and practical skills to find solutions. Christian and spiritual themes often form part of her work as she seeks to create pieces that have a deeper resonance.
Client recommendation from Marc Green, Hospice of St Frances
" When we first suggested the idea of a memory tree for the Hospice we encountered a lot of political and institutional roadblocks. Claudia at all times was both professional and creative in navigating these channels. Of course, it was the creative that we bought into in the first instance and Claudia's solution to our brief was spectacular and its execution immaculate. In conjunction with our in-memory person at the Hospice we have now got the very best solution in place. There is not a single person that visits the Chapel who will not comment on the magnificence of the finished tree - its luminosity and of course the fact that although it is big in terms of sheer area it is also not overpowering in terms of its presence. I would have zero hesitation in recommending Claudia - her creativity, use of her favored media, and of course her patience, understanding and overall professionalism cannot be faulted in any way."