Kirsti Hannah Brown Ceramics
The ceramics I make derive their inspiration from the westerly coastal regions of Wales and Scotland. The process begins with sketches of the sea and cliff formations as well as stones and pebbles from the beaches visited. Ideas are developed back in the studio through drawing and experimenting with various clays and slips.
All the work is hand-built using slab building, coiling and pinching techniques. I fire to stoneware temperature using my signature glaze, a dry turquoise. I vary the application of glaze, colour of clay and background colour to produce a variety of effects that create a sense of the sea and shoreline.