Pair of Seashell Bowls - Horizon


Argyll with its coastline, spectacular views and neolithic sites draws her back year after year. Drawings and inspiration are gathered on these trips then developed into a range of vessels based on these visits.

The pieces are fired to stoneware temperature using a variety of textured clays from a dark red, toasted buff to a white firing clay, all of which react in various ways altering the depth of colour in the glaze. The application of slips, sgraffito and resist techniques add a further depth to the surfaces.

Kirsti set up her first workshop in 1996 in Chester after graduating a few years earlier from the BA Hons Crafts course at Crewe and Alsager College. Her work has been displayed and sold in galleries across the UK from the Isles of Scilly to the Shetland Isles.