kirsten perry

about

I have a background in Industrial Design, Fine Art (Gold & Silversmithing) and Multimedia.

Japanese culture and aesthetics are a major influence on my work. Wabi sabi, the Japanese aesthetic evolved from Zen Buddhism, not only accepts but embraces the transience and natural flaws of materials. I love to investigate the relationship between elements of error, chance, anthropomorphism and humour. Traditionally, errors are discarded or covered up but I like to challenge this aesthetic by highlighting and exaggerating them.

I am keen to explore and push the nature of clay. I like to set up a framework of playing with the material that allows for an element of chance and serendipity to enter.

Dead Hare Review

Craft Vic Interview

I’m Revolting Feature

Mr Kitly

Craft Victoria workshop