Clare Summerson


Clare has invested a lot of creative time in her immediate surroundings. Her time as artist in residence at St. Day and Carharrack Community School for many years meant working alongside the curriculum to help inspire and enhance creative approaches to learning.

The Day-light Group was founded by Clare in 2010 with fellow local artist Kim Pilgrim as a result of a series of site-specific art exhibitions in and around the village of St. Day.

Alongside designing and creating large scale images, she project manages and co-ordinates outdoor celebratory events which combine music, theatre, projected animation and illuminated installations.

She loves to transform spaces and create environments, which has lead to her working a lot in school-based promenade theatre with Cascade Theatre Company.

“It’s so exciting to be given a classroom or hall and completely re- invent the space. The children and community are all involved in the process and there is always a real buzz and sense of excitement at the results and this definitely feeds into their performance.”

As a founding member, Clare has been working with the ARTiculate Artists throughout her time in Cornwall and being part of the group has played a significant and supportive role in what she has been able to achieve. She has been involved in all of the ARTiculate projects, including events on Scilly and in Italy.

Clare is an artist, maker and educator who is fortunate to have lived and raised a family in Cornwall since1995.

A sense of place is very much at the heart of her work.


She is drawn to and is inspired by landscape, heritage, stories and communities.