Teän Kirby is a ceramic artist of long experience, she makes sculptural and decorative pieces in response to the wonderful coastal woodland environment in which she lives. Her work is generally hand built using pinch, slab or coil techniques. Teän's work is in a range of sizes and clays from delicate porcelain pots and sculptural raku, suitable for a shelf or windowsill, through to large stoneware garden pots and sculptures. Tean enjoys the challenge of exploring the different clays, glazes and firing techniques that working in ceramics offers.
I am a wildlife watcher, painter and printmaker with a passion for my local salt marshes. In our increasingly fragile world conservation and education is now a key part of my work. We are lucky to have these precious places but they are in decline and their future hangs in the balance.
So my hand-pressed, salt marsh inspired woodcuts tell the stories of the endangered wildlife and these wetlands which we are now at risk of losing.
I often inscribe messages into the woodcuts so people know why they need protecting. It is only when we understand the problems that we can help to protect the natural world around us.
A blue house mid way along Woodlands Road.
Plenty of parking on the road.
Partial. steps to studio venue