Kirsteen Holuj - Ceramics

KIrsteen Says:

"The manipulation of clay in the hand and its response is always an exciting experience, the way it can take any form or texture you chose to express - it is like no other material. 
I describe myself as a maker of ceramics with an idea coming first, then the challenge of how to make it come to fruition with clay.  To handbuild, to throw, to mould; the design will always lead the method of making.

Inspiration mainly comes from nature - plants, pods, seeds, rocks and landscapes.  Regular visits to the Isle of Coll in the Inner Hebrides have also had an influence on my work; it is a unique place and it is not always instant or obvious but all these elements direct my work somehow, with a texture, colour, form or glaze.
Much of my past work has been fired in an electric kiln, which is fine but it does not satisfy the pyromaniac in me, so I also make work that I can Raku fire, the process is much more sensory ... you can see the glazes melt, feel the heat of the fire, smell the smoke in the air.  It is always unpredictable and becomesaddictive.

The completion of a soda kiln has also influenced a slightly different direction with a return to the love of throwing on the potters wheel and exploring what happens to my favorite textures with this dramatic way of glazing clay."

Ceramicist Kirsteen Holuj delivering new work at Vitreus Art
Kirsteen delivering new work at Vitreus Art

New ceramics from Kirsteen Holuj now on sale at Vitreus Art gallery Northants
Glazed interiors and beautiful textures - Kirsteen's bowls and vases are stunning!

New ceramics from Kirsteen Holuj now on sale at Vitreus Art gallery Northants Winter Field Black clay and Porcelain - from £60 - available to buy in person at Vitreus Art

New ceramics from Kirsteen Holuj now on sale at Vitreus Art gallery Northants Winter Sky - Black and White marbled porcelain from £40 - available to buy in person at Vitreus Art

New ceramics from Kirsteen Holuj now on sale at Vitreus Art gallery NorthantsCeramic Textured Bowls with glazed interiors - £45 - available to buy in person at Vitreus Art

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