Claireworks Gallery opened it's doors in 1997 in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico a quaint mountain village located on the way to the Taos Ski Valley. You can find us opposite the famous Taos Cow Ice Cream shop. We are open every day with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas days and, of course, the inevitable snowstorm.
Claire and her staff have been welcoming visitors and collectors to her gallery for the past twenty years and hope that you will make us a destination next time you are in the Taos area. We are only a short drive from the Taos Plaza.
Hours: Monday through Saturdays, 11- 5, and Sunday, Noon-5
Phone numbers: (575) 776.5175 (888) 219.6060
Physical Address: 482A State Highway 150, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico 87514
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 511, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico 87514
Locating a gallery in a small rural village was risky, but the charm of the location was undeniable. The building was designed and built in 1997 by Claire's daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Alex Cserhat. They offered Claire an option to create a retail and studio space to showcase not only her distinct line of original jewelry but also her wonderful fine art works.
The interior finishes of Claireworks Gallery are a reflection of Claire's aesthetic. To compliment her art and jewelry, the floors and walls are finished in a variegated green with a bronze-leaf wall border and distressed furniture is used for displays. The result is an elegant exhibition area and a friendly space for customers to relax and take their time while trying on jewelry designs.
Claire's jewelry designs are worn by women and men from coast to coast. Claire L. Haye is also a sculptor, ceramic muralist, painter, and author of A Modern Woman’s Guide to Aging: Together We Consider Our Options.
Claire displays her traffic-stopping bronze sculptures in the front garden along side perennial flowers, thyme and lavender. Her enchanting ceramic mural work is permanently installed on the exterior gallery wall titled Tree for Seco which depicts an apple tree through the seasons of spring, summer and fall.
Claire is developing a fascinating new line of jewelry that will be introduced to the public the summer of 2017.