Kira Ni Ceramics

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Kira Ni Ceramics

Kira Ni Ceramics is a small shop making small batches of handmade ceramics. The studio was established in Feb 2015 in London, UK, but since has moved to Malta. Kira’s ceramics is all about aesthetics, clean simple lines, minimalist sorts of things that work well in any space. Her work is meant to be used in everyday life, its function could be just a visual anchor. A good majority of Kira Ni’s work is made up of unique pieces, she does have some standardised products like Seagull Jugs, but much prefer to make one-off products. 

 

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Kira works in small batches, using either wheel-throwing or hand-building techniques. She finds it refreshing to change techniques from time to time, it allows her to explore clay potentials and pushes her to create new shapes. Kira predominantly works with black, white and grey colour pallets. In terms of finishing, she says: ’It’s often that commercially made clay vessels get covered up with glazes. I prefer to leave pieces exposed and unglazed on the exterior, it adds that tactile feel of a handcrafted piece. You can see the actual colour of clay body, feel the texture and also get to see the way the piece ages’. 

 

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Moving forward Kira will be switching from stoneware clay and her usual colour pallets to porcelain clay body. Inspired by Icelandic landscape, colourful wooden houses and 1960’s furniture colour Kira has started to create her new collection using hand-building techniques. Colour concept will change too, there will be yellow, green, blue and red colours. In terms of shapes vases mainly, some pieces will have spikes others will be plain, narrow and tall. ‘I am still drawn to clean lines, but would like to mix it up with some new interesting shapes,’ the artist says.

 

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You can read more about Kira Ni Ceramics in Clay book, written by Australia based arts, design and lifestyle writer Amber Creswell Bell, the book represents 50+ contemporary artists from around the world.

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