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Kirsti Hannah Brown

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Kirsti Hannah Brown ceramics are hand built from a variety of stoneware clays.  The slab built bottles are created using thinly rolled clay to create finished pieces which are light and elegant.  Coiled bottles are spherical in form, but each one is completely different due to the nature of the construction method. 


"The bottles made are reminiscent of human forms having defined shoulders and narrow necks. The glazes and decorations are then added to evoke landscapes, seascapes and marks found in the landscape. The coiled forms are reminiscent of washed and worn beach pebbles. I use a dry turquoise glaze as well as impressed marks highlighted with copper carbonate and over glazed with a satin white glaze. Using a variety of clays, the glaze is altered from a vivid turquoise to a washed out blue."


Kirsti has a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Crafts, Crewe and Alsager College (Manchester Metropolitan University) and set up her first workshop in 1996 in Chester.  She has also been based in Liverpool and currently works from a studio at home in Hawarden, Flintshire.  Alongside making I have delivered workshops with Bluecoat Display Centre, Kirkby Gallery and Ruthin Craft Centre. 


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