Clarabell Springer considers herself a farmer's wife. She had 4 children by the time she was 22 years old, and didn't have time to fully explore her creative process until her children were grown and gone. She began making porcelain dolls in the late 80's, and, though her basement is filled with kilns, art books, tools, and ceramic molds, Clarabell never claimed to have an artist's studio. She does, however, always have a record spinning to sing along to while she works.
Clarabell patched her husband's and children's pants out of necessity, a natural preclusion to the expansion of this creative process into the bespoke, handmade denim pieces she creates today. She wants to know everything she can about the person she is creating the piece for – each design is personal and unique.
Clarabell's works can now be found on the legs of luminaries such as Judy Pfaff and Ursula Von Rydingsvard (pictured here). These beautiful pieces have also become a vital opportunity for fundraising for the Land With No Name.