Stoneware bottle vase, in Kirsti's stripy "Tracks" pattern. 14 cm high.
I studied in Manchester and set up my first workshop in 1996 in Chester. My studio is now in Hawarden, Flintshire. The work I produce 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. They 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. 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.