Claire, named Sun-ok Choi in Korean, was born in South Korea. She worked as a quilling paper craft instructor at Hyundai Culture Center and the Education Center for the Quilling Paper Craft Association for five years in Korea. In 2000, she had her first solo exhibition at Insadong Gallery in Seoul entitled, Paper Wanting to be Flower, and was invited by Ferry Building Gallery to a group exhibition held at Vancouver, Canada, in 2002. She is currently living and studying in Vancouver. She has had solo exhibits in New York and London. She is the author of Designing Handcrafted Cards (Quarry Books, 2004).