Lyme artists hear from woman ‘obsessed with paper’

PUBLISHED: 11:59 28 January 2020

Clare Colby demonstrating  the many and varied uses of paper. Picuyre LRAS

Clare Colby demonstrating the many and varied uses of paper. Picuyre LRAS


‘Obsessed with paper’ was the frank admission of a woman describing herself as a ‘maker’ and who fascinated members of Lyme Regis Art Society at their recent meeting.

Clare Colby impressed the group with her knowledge of the ingenious uses of a substance people take for granted.

Her career covered graphic design, making paper toys and publishing greeting cards and after a break for a family, she worked for The Devon Guild and Craftsmen teaching adult education classes.

Clare finished with a demonstration of paper-flower making, recommending Italian crepe paper as being more stretchy and colourfast than our usual British variety and floristry websites as a useful source.

Lyme Regis Art Society meets on alternate Tuesdays in The Woodmead Halls, from 2pm to 4pm, until the end of March. The next demonstration will be on February 2 when Xiao Baili will demonstrate Chinese brush work. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For further details, go to

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