ABOUT

Photography: Jamie Cowlishaw

Model: Jemima-Clare Wilson

MUA: Rosie Powers

Through her label "Quaintrelle", Claire offers a design and/or making service for theatre/tv/film, with particular emphasis on ladies period designs.

Recent productions include York Theatre Royal Panto 2018, Shakespeare's Rose Theatre "Midsummer Night's Dream", York Theatre Royal Production "When We Are Married".

Passionate about hats & their history, Claire also delivers millinery talks, demonstrations & workshops.

BIOG

“Quaintrelle: Millinery by Claire Spooner” launched in April 2010

Claire works on site or from her home studio in North Yorkshire

Trained in BTEC HNC Millinery at Leeds College of Art & Design, Claire achieved a distinction in 2009

Claire holds a First Class hons degree in Fine Art and alongside her freelance millinery business enjoys work at York Theatre Royal Costume Hire, professional Life Modelling and Extras work in period productions.

Claire Spooner

PRESS

Living North

March 2017

King Street Workshops

Yorkshire Living

Aug 2016

Quaintrelle

Country Living

Nov 2015

King Street Workshops

Yorkshire Post Magazine

Oct 5th 2013

Quaintrelle

EXHIBITIONS

Work in collaboration with Ruth Sturdy UK shown at NEC, Clothes Show Live 2013

Youtube footage of Ruth Sturdy UK opening the Graduate Fashion Show at Clothes Show Live 2013

Work in collaboration with Ruth Sturdy UK shown at The Great Yorkshire Show 2013

"Spectacular Hats", Castle Howard April 2013

"Redesigning Fashion", Hatworks, Stockport 2012/3

“The Finishing Touch”, Hatworks, Stockport 2011/2

“Presence”, Manor House Museum, Ilkley 2011/2

“Not Any Old Hat”, Bankfield Museum, Halifax, 2010

“Decade Parade”, Hatworks, Stockport, 2010