Kirsti BROWN

The work Kirsti currently produces is 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. Kirsti uses 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.

In 1996 Kirsti set up her first workshop in Chester, but has also been based in Liverpool and is currently working from a studio at home in Hawarden, Flintshire.

During 2016, 2017 and 2018 Kirsti took part in Helfa Gelf, the art trail for North Wales and along side making she has delivered workshops with Bluecoat Display Centre, Kirkby Gallery and Ruthin Craft Centre.