Kirsty originally trained at Brighton Art College but her main inspiration and methods of working were developed whilst training on the potters’ wheel in Japan. Kirsty became particularly inspired by the Oribe style of glazing and this influenced her subsequent work.
With a delicate style of throwing and combined poured and dipped glazing technique, Kirsty has created a unique collection of studio porcelain. Each piece contains an element of spontaneity and individuality, with refined throwing lines combined with the incidental marks and story of the glazing technique.
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 also developed a range of tableware pieces with a gloss finish and delicate copper green rim.
Kirsty Adams is included in the collector’s handbook of British Studio Potters’ Marks and Handmade in Britain – Appreciating Contemporary Artisans. Her work has been exhibited in many UK galleries and sells internationally.
Kirsty’s work has been featured on the set of the BBC series The Great British Bake Off and she has exhibited as part of the high profile Heal’s Modern Craft Market. Kirsty has recently featured in China Ceramics Illustrated magazine, Country Homes and Interiors and World of Interiors Magazine.