Kirstin Brown is a contemporary ceramic artist who experiments with mixed media and also slab and coil builds. She creates non-functional, sculptural pieces of interesting and varied texture. Her work has rugged, earthy appeal, thick-walled with metal parts melting and protruding.
A central focus is the status of waste and recycling of found-objects is involved in the making process. Into her specially developed ceramic mixtures, ingredients incorporated were abandoned everyday items and materials: industrial, domestic, urban, rural. By now forming the walls and interiors of the work, they are made useful once more and paid due care and attention.
In response they provide interesting surface and form. The pieces, which range in scale, are archaeological artefacts of the present, promoting the everyday. A related body of prints complements the ceramic work. These comprise of etchings and photo polymer gravure and are relevant in their topic: illustrating some of the ingredients (notably, the vacuum cleaners) and conveying textures.
Other work made is natural in its form and more traditional in technique: a mixture of coil and slab building. Mostly these items are abstract, earthenware and simple in decoration.
Exhibitions have included a feature exhibition in the Collins Gallery, Glasgow; Spring Fling events; a summer exhibition in Bazouges la Pérouse, Brittany and more recent exposure in Scottish Showcase Gallery in Kirkcudbright.
Kirstin enjoys teaching adults and children ceramic techniques and other arts and crafts. She has a wealth of experience in this and finds it rewarding.
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