Biography

 
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Kirsty Adams’ work has been described as contemporary and elegant. She originally trained at Brighton Art College and then on the potters’ wheel in Japan and has developed a personal approach to throwing on the wheel using porcelain clay, to produce unique pieces for the home. Having originally set up a studio in London, she now works from her studio in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. 

Kirsty Adams' work is both functional and holds aesthetic meaning, retaining the spontaneity and delicacy intrinsic to making on the potters’ wheel. A Japanese comb tool is used to create and enhance the throwing lines. The high gloss glaze references the porcelain in its wet state, while the bronze, oxide or copper rim detail brings individuality to each piece. The Turitella vases echo childhood memories of beachcombing, which Kirsty loved, to find tower shells.

she recently won a Crafts Council opportunity to design a bespoke range for the National Trust's Artisan and Craft Collection, working directly with both the National Trust Collections. Kirsty's collection will be on sale in National Trust shops. In addition to being represented on the Crafts Council Makers Directory, Kirsty is a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

Exhibitions and Outlets

May 2018 Ceramics show, Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

June 2018 The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth

Aug 2018 Autumn Show, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

Dec 2017                             Hero, Stockbridge, Hampshire

Nov 2017                             Shades of Clay, Kunsthuis Ceramics Gallery

Oct 2017                              MADE London, Marylebone

Aug 2017                             Leeds Craft Centre

June 2017                           MADE West Dean, Sussex

Feb 2017                             CSAD Auction, Cardiff School of Art

Nov 2016                            Sea:Land, Lotte Inch Gallery, York

Oct 2016                             Northern Design Festival, Newcastle

Sept 2016                           Ceramic Art York

Aug 2016                            The Mall Galleries, London

May 2016                            Summer Showcase, New Ashgate Gallery

April 2016                           Eastern Aesthetics, Bluecoat Display Centre

March 2016                         Directory showcase, Design Days Dubai

Oct 2015                             Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Showcase

Sept 2015                           Ceramic Art York

June 2015                           MADE, West Dean, West Sussex

June 2015                           Vivre Cote Sud, Aix en Provence

June 2015                           Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire

Mar 2015                             Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran, Wales

Jan 2015                             Artichoke Gallery, Ticehurst, East Sussex

Jan 2015                             Craft Centre Design Gallery, Leeds

Oct 2014                             Found Gallery, Dunbar, Scotland
Oct 2014                             MADE, Marylebone, London

Jul 2014                              Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales

May 2014                            Storie Shop, Paris

Mar 2014                             Turner Contemporary, Margate

Feb 2014                             HEAL’S Modern Craft Market, Heal’s, London

Jan 2014                              Top Drawer CRAFT, Earls Court

Press and Publicity

Sept 2018 Delicious, Series 3, (Sky)

Jan 2018                             Sainsbury's Magazine

Nov 2017                             Luxe Magazine, North East

Dec 2017                             Hairy Bikers Christmas Special

2017                                    Country Homes and Interiors Magazine, Luxe  

2016                                    Achica on line promotion

2016                                    Inside Outside Homes (Channel 4)

2016                                    The World of Interiors Magazine, Top Of The Pots

2015                                    Ceramics Review Online-Oct Issue Gallery

2015                                    China Ceramics Illustrated June issue

2014                                   The Lady Magazine Oct 3rd issue

2013                                    Food & Wine Magazine (USA)

2013                                   Great British Bake Off (BBC)

2012                                   Food & Wine Magazine (USA)

2011                                    Handmade in Britain, Piyush Suri (Vijay Publishing)

2005                                  British Studio Potters' Marks, Eric Yates-Owen & Robert Fournier   (A&C Black)