Claire Austin England
Based within the idyllic village of Cockington the gifted multi award winning Claire Austin creates tailored and handcrafted hair items that brides will treasure forever. The award winning designer works from her Sea Change studio at Cockington Craft Centre meeting brides with a cuppa and cake courtesy of the wonderful Daisy Cakes to find out of their vision and turn it into a reality.
It all started 7 years ago when Claire was working at a theatre in the West-End, a shopping trip with her mum led to Claire discovering some beautiful hair pieces and deciding to make them for friends as Christmas Gifts. Whilst working on the stage door Claire would craft these handmade designs and before she knew it requests from all her friends and co workers at the theatre were coming in. Stephen Fry who at the time was in the Shakespeare production at the theatre tweeted about her designs.
Realising the passion she had for both the hair pieces and the wedding industry Claire has helped transform many brides special day making something truly unique that no other bride would be wearing.
Last year Claire secured her studio at Cockington and hasn’t looked back since. The first thing that comes across when you meet Claire is her absolute passion for not only what she does but for the individual brides day. It is only this passion and unreserved commitment to the individual that shapes Claires designs into something truly distinctive and special.
With a constant flow of outstanding testimonials Claires work speaks for itself
I cannot thank Claire enough for the beautiful hair combs she has made me for my bridesmaids to wear at my wedding next year - they are beautiful!!!
She has worked tirelessly to help me match the flowers to my bridesmaid dresses and nothing has been too much trouble.
Really speedy and friendly service - I would thoroughly recommend to anyone :-)
~ Holly ~
I can not put into words how perfect Claire was I had the idea in my head but she made it into a dream an then she created my daughters flower band an that was also perfect this women is a miracle worker an I can not recommend Claire enough. Thank you so much x
Claires portfolio doesn’t stop at hair design she also creates flower crowns, garlands, hoops, bouquets, poseys and buttonholes. Made out of mulberry paper they are something you, your bridesmaids and flower girls can have forever and won't wilt on on the day they can also be hand painted to suit the colour theme of your wedding.
Open 5 days a week at Cockington Court, Claire invites anyone looking for something truly unique to get in touch or pop in to see her.
Claire Austin England
Sea Change Studios, Cockington Court, Torquay TQ2 6XA
Telephone 07927 534092