Kirsteen Holouj 12 June 2019


Wednesday 12 June 2019, 7:45pm at Polehampton Junior School

Kirsteen Holuj (12 June 2019)

 

 

 

I describe myself as a maker of ceramic, but this title does not really cover everything that I do.
Clay has its limitations and to fulfil the completion of a design I often have to explore other
techniques and materials resulting in mixed media pieces. My inspiration mainly comes from the
natural world – plants, rocks, sand, seeds, textures. Visits to the Inner Hebrides have also had
an influence on my work.
Some of my sculptural work is fired in an electric kiln.  I also make work that I can put in the
soda kiln and also raku fire, these processes are much more sensory … you can see the glazes melt,
feel the heat of the fire, smell the smoke in the air. Running raku workshops from Westbury Arts
Centre south of Milton Keynes has allowed me to introduce this exciting firing process with lots
of other creative people.