In later life, silent movie actress Claire Windsor cultivated her artistic talents in landscape painting and ceramics. As a child, Claire enjoyed drawing and was inspired by her mother's painting. But her interest in ceramics came later in life. Although she was a model for several sculptors, it was not until Clair purchased a small electric kiln that she began to devote more attention to the medium herself. She enjoyed making small gifts which she gave away as tokens of friendship. However, her personalized mascara boxes quickly became a much coveted item. By 1947, Claire had developed an entire line of small signature items which she sold to chic shops from Los Angles to New, York and from Miami Beach to Chicago. Among the items she created were decorative vases and many useful items for the dressing room. A woman figurine vase had a removable hat which doubled as an ash tray. Another figurine incorporated a bowl for hairpins and such for the makeup vanity. For more information about Claire Windsor, visit clairewindsor.weebly.com The Cawker City Hesperian Historical Society.
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