Born in Algiers, raised in France, Claude studied ceramics and sculpture at Concordia University, in Montreal in 1980, after working as an illustrator for a few years. She moved to London, UK, in 1984.
In 1990, she moved to Provence, where she dedicated herself to producing larger sculptures for several exhibitions.
She got involved in major design projects for the French Pavilion at Hannover World Fair (2000) and the World Cup, Marseilles (1998).
In 1999 and 2000, she was sharing with Jean-Christian Knaff the artistic direction of major European events (Avignon Carnival and La Massalia, Marseille 26th century anniversary), featuring her own designs.
In Toronto, where she is based, her creations have found their way into TV set design, (Chorus Entertainment), 3D animation production (Spin Entertainment), and Alliance Atlantis.
She has designed Ritzenhoff’s new Champagne and Aqua glass line in Germany.
Claude has been teaching Design and Art at OCAD University in Toronto for 6 years.
In 2009, she was a curator and designer along with Jean-Christian Knaff for ‘’Nuit Blanche’’ for OCAD University ( Moon-Een on McCaul). She also curated and designed the installations for Nuit Blanche 2015 (Fragile) and 2016 (Home).
In 2014, she created Mikka Design Ink with Jean-Christian Knaff, a company with a focus on their own designs, produced in India, Canada, and France.
She has been exhibiting in France, England, Canada, and the USA.