Claude Prairie is ceramics sculptor and holds a BFA (ceramics) from Concordia University (1993) and a Certificate in teaching and professional training from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2002). She has also completed professional development internships and taken master classes in Quebec and in France. In 1983, she received the Prix Michelle-Leman during the exhibition Événement deux at the Centre de céramique Bonsecours. She is the coordinator of the collective VAVA and has been a teacher at the Centre de céramique Bonsecours and the Cégep du Vieux Montréal since 1987. Prairie draws references from mythology and sacred texts in her work and creates spiritually themed pieces. She believes the repetition of forms to be an examination of ritual and symbolism.
Claude Prairie, Sans titre, 2013. Grès, engobe, glaçure mousseuse. 38 x 35 x 8 cm. Photo : Michel Dubreuil.