Clare Bies & Romy Kissel Jasper IN

RomyClareRomy and Clare Creative Clay began in 1995, but a lifelong friendship led us to this creative union. Our parents grew up together as friends and were in each others weddings.

After college – Romy attended Herron School of Art and Clare graduated from DePauw University with a BA in Studio Art, we did our own things, traveled, and we both eventually made it back to Jasper, IN.

That’s when we started putting bright glaze to clay and gave the pieces to family and friends as gifts. We sold at local shops and art fairs, but mainly…friends told friends and Romy and Clare Creative Clay was born.

And now more than nineteen years later, here we are, a little older, with new responsibilities, like children, trying to juggle the challenges of modern day life as working mothers. Amidst the juggle we brought in Carolyn to help us with photography and keeping our online shop up-to-date. Carolyn and Clare go way back to the days of Clare’s sister’s grade school sleepovers. You may bump into her as she helps keep our shop humming along.

Outside of a little frame-building and woodworking done by a local retired banker, we design, paint, bead, and/or sew all of our pieces in our studio…a hundred year old grainery deep in the corn and soybean fields of southern Indiana. 

With the spirit of fun and friendship, we hope that you enjoy our work as much as we enjoy creating each piece.

Announcement: Welcome!

Although the event is still the third week in July Fair days have changed to Thursday through Sunday  Please join us for the 2018 Art Fair Thursday July 19 – Sunday July 22! “Diversity, Live it on South U.” Located on the south edge of the U of M campus, the South University Area is […]