Ireland-based artist Clare Ormerod's work seeks to harness an ancient tradition of feminine wisdom and craft, and its ability to speak timeless truths. This exhibition at The College of Psychic Studies invites you to tune into the divine feminine and its ultimate connectedness. 

Clare Ormerod sees the divine feminine as central to her practice. Its celebration of creativity, life and universal connections are fundamental elements of her work. She draws on a cornerstone of Druidic belief; an existence of 'the otherworld' - a realm which exists beyond the reach of the physical senses, but which is nevertheless real. This otherworld is often seen as a place we travel to when we die, but we can also visit it during our lifetime, in dreams, in meditation, in hypnosis, or, in Clare's case, in journeying through her work.

Clare's making process embraces traditional techniques and materials with a wide range of mediums, textiles and textures. Initially a series of sketches on paper will be further developed into drawings on fabric that are then embroidered and worked on. The scale covers individual pieces just a few centimetres across right up to large quilts of over 4 square meters in size. The process is inspired by a deep appreciation of working with fibre, its form and shape. The embroidery is the finishing factor, the 'inking in' of the work that is essential for completion. Colours are direct and intuitive. There is an organic form and pattern which runs through the work, often in series, these echo the patterns and repetition which Clare observes both within in herself, the natural world and the 'otherworld'.

This show explores life, death, earth, nature and her cycles and seasons. The natural world that surrounds us with its recurring changes are inspirations and a constant reminder of our inner beings and our very own rhythm. 

No need to book - just turn up! Register your interest to receive updates.


Opening hours:

  • Visit Monday to Friday, 11am-5pm (closed weekends).
  • The show is free to enter and open to all, donations are welcomed.
  • The exhibition opens at 7pm-8.30pm on Thursday 16th May for preview and a glass of wine (free and open to all), and closes at 5pm on Tuesday 30th July 2024.
  • Register your interest to keep updated on this exhibition and its associated events.


Panel discussion | Thursday 16th May, 6-7pm

Don't miss a fascinating in-person panel discussion exploring themes of art, nature and spirituality through the lenses of Druidry and the divine feminine.

  • Art, Nature and Spirituality


    A fascinating in person panel discussion at the College, exploring themes of art, nature and spirituality through the lens of Druidry and the Divine Feminine

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Open evening | Thursday 16th May, 7-8.30pm

Everyone is welcome to join us for the exhibition opening evening on Thursday 16th May, 7-8.30pm. Explore all six floors of The College of Psychic Studies, including Seeing Beyond the Veil exhibition on the second floor. Once you have soaked up the incredible atmosphere of the building and enjoyed all the art on display, join us in the library to meet like-hearted friends, chat to the artist and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine. Entry is free.

Workshop with Clare Ormerod | Saturday 22nd June, 2-5pm

In this in-person workshop at The College of Psychic Studies, artist Clare Ormerod invites you to explore the creative power of nature through fibre, mark-making and embroidery.

This event is taking place in-person at our college in London

You can find the address and travel directions on our contact page - we'll also include all the information in your enrolment email.

About Clare Ormerod

Image of course leader Clare Ormerod British artist Clare Ormerod studied in London & Newcastle and now lives in rural Ireland, drawing inspiration from the natural world and the druidic and New Age practices of her chosen home.
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