Kirsten Perry is a Melbourne based ceramic artist with a background in Fine Art (Gold & Silversmithing), Industrial Design and Multimedia. A self-taught ceramicist, she predominately slip casts mid-fired functional and non-functional vessels that pay homage to traditional ceramics.
The bio-morphic objects are initially carved from disposable materials such as foam and cardboard, then translated into ceramics. This translation shows evidence of her process and highlights the texture of the foam and cardboard. Often exaggerating imperfection, Kirsten is attracted to flaws and vulnerabilities. The objects have an usual beauty — what she imagines to be some sort of living organism from a planet far away.
Kirsten has completed ceramic residencies in Germany 2017 and Peru 2018.
Folded Vessel with Sphere in Charcoal Midfire Clay with Gold Lustre by Kirsten Perry