Kirsty makes hand thrown tableware pieces and larger studio porcelain pieces working to commission, order and for exhibitions. She works only in porcelain.
"My main inspirations and methods of working were developed whilst living in Japan. I became particularly interested in the Oribe style of glazing developed by the tea master Fujita Oribe. This process involves part glazing with a copper based glaze and leaving part unglazed. The glazes are poured to achieve subtleties of overlapping colours and to enhance the spontaneity of each piece.
Hand built pieces are textured and assembled whilst leather hard. Once assembled, the vessels are painted with a white slip to create a canvas on which to work with oxides and glazes."
Work generally available from:
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, East Anglia
Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
Available for lectures and happy to demonstrate and present her work. Happy to run workshops and has previous experience of teaching and delivering lectures.
Commissions are welcomed.
Electric kiln. Stoneware fired to 1260 - 1280 deg. C.
1988 - 1989 York College of Arts & Technology, Foundation course in Art & Design
1989 - 1992 University of Brighton, BA (Hons.) Wood, Metal, Ceramics & Plastics.
1992 - 1993 University of Central England in Birmingham, PGCE Art & Design
1995 - 1997 Learning Traditional Japanese Ceramics Techniques, whilst living and working in Japan
Kirsty currently works from her studio in Kent.
2012 Food & Wine Magazine (USA)
2011 Handmade in Britain, Piyush Suri (Vivay Publishing)
2005 British Studio Potters Marks, Eric Yates-Owen & Robert Fournier (A&C Black)
Work featured at Charity event;
Lifespan Art Auction, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne Oct 2012
Nov 2012 Handmade in Britain, Chelsea Town Hall
Sep 2012 Lifespan Charity Auction, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Mar 2012 Sainsburys Centre for Visual Art, UEA Norwich
Nov 2011 Selected work Handmade in Britain book promotion, Chelsea Town Hall
Aug 2010 Selected show The Bigger Picture, Crystral Palace
Aug 2008 Selected group show, New Ashgate Gallery
Mar 2007 Selected exhibition Sainsburys Centre for Visual Art, UEA Norwich
July 2006 Taliesin Centre, Swansea
Nov 2005 Contemporary Studio Ceramics, Minster Fine Art, York
Aug 2004 Excellence in British Craft, Formland, Denmark
Jun 2004 Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire
Mar 2004 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Oct 2003 Chelsea Crafts Fair