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Ceramics / Newcastle

With a delicate style of throwing on the potters’ wheel, Kirsty has created a unique collection of domestic ware and studio porcelain. Each piece contains an element of individuality, refined throwing lines combined with the spontaneity of the glazing technique.

Kirsty originally trained in ceramics at the University of Brighton. However, her main inspiration and methods of working were developed whilst living and working in Japan between 1995-97. She became particularly inspired by the Oribe style of glazing and this has influenced her subsequent work.

Kirsty’s bronze lustre rim studio porcelain pieces are each fired three times to achieve a creamy gloss glaze and oxide and lustre rim detail. Her tableware pieces have their origin in the simplicity of classic Japanese ceramic forms. They are glazed with a dolomite and tin satin glaze and a dipped cobalt blue rim. She has recently developed a range of tableware pieces with a gloss finish and delicate copper green rim.

Kirsty Adams Ceramics is included in the collector’s handbook of British Studio Potters’ Marks and Handmade in Britain – Appreciating Contemporary Artisans.

Kirsty’s work has been featured on the set of the BBC’s ‘Great British Bake Off’ and she has exhibited as part of the Heal’s Modern Craft Market. She has also recently featured in China Ceramics Illustrated magazine.

Kirsty is a full member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (MSDC).