CLAIRE JARVIS, Designer and Maker
Originally from East Tennessee, Claire has lived in Charleston, SC, Santiago, Chile, Boston, MA, and now resides Houston, TX. Living in Chile for six years, she discovered her love for fashion design and knitwear in particular, working with artisans and designers to create custom pieces from local materials. She then studied Fashion Design at the Massachussetts College of Art and Design in Boston. While there, she co-founded and produced Descience: Research on the Runway, a contest and runway show that fosters collaborations between scientists and fashion designers for the purpose of scientific education and fashion incubation. In Houston, Claire works from her studio in the historic East End neighborhood where she finds inspiration in its saturated colors and diverse community.