My hopes for Emma unplugged are to meet a wide variety of creative people.
The idea of working in collaboration with a bunch of creative people from all around the world.
I had never heard of Emma until I was contacted by one of the organizers.
I have a few different creative process. I do a lot of my own creative work and I work in the film industry. I hope that my eyes are opened to new exciting things.
I grew up in a very creative community in New Zealand and as a child I was constantly around artist and crafts people and attending many creative events. Growing up in this environment lead me to work in a creative industry. I currently work at Weta Workshop in new Zealand and I have recently taken on the position of Head of Department of Costume.
I am expecting to have a new experience in a part of the world I have never traveled to before. I am really looking forward to it and I’m open to new creative ideas and inspirations.
I think it is great to meet new creative people. It can be such an eye opening experience.
I have learned through collaborations that everyone plays their part.
She began at the age of eight entering the World of Wearable Art Awards, a stage performance costume awards show in New Zealand. In 2004 after 10 years of entering she received the Supreme Award for her garment “Eos”. She was 18 at the time and still is the youngest ever to receive this award.
With over seven years experience of working in the film industry she spent three of these working on James Cameron’s Avatar as head of costume construction for the Navi characters. She has also created costumes for Prince Caspian and designed jewellery worn by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.
Claire is predominantly self taught and over the years has developed a highly stylized and instantly recognizable signature technique using sterling silver wire, Swarovski Crystals and glass beads.
Her work has been shown around the world in London, LA, Japan, India, Singapore and China.
Claire is currently creating and designing one off couture full body pieces and jewellery for editorial photo shoots.
She is also currently working at multi award winning special effects studio Weta Workshop as part of the costume department.
Her love for designing spreads across performance costumes, couture fashion, film and jewellery. She aspires to push herself creatively and to always produce work, that sits on the leading edge of these industries.
Claire’s facebook page is Claire Prebble Couture