Kirsti Hannah Brown
My slab built and coiled stoneware bottles and vases are inspired by land, seascapes and the environment. The bottles 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. 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.
When the pieces are placed collectively in groups or pairs they take on a figurative presence which emphasizes the themes of man, land and sea.