Kirsty Gardiner, an award winning artist, has exhibited throughout New Zealand for over 20 years.
Gardiner’s ceramic sculptures are influenced by her childhood, French and English porcelain, Lewis Carroll (the father of nonsense literature), natural history and the collections with which she came into contact while working as a gallery technician for Aratoi Museum of Art and History in Masterton.
“I like to think of my work as a trans-cultural mix of myths, ceramic archetypes and, of course, birds.”
Kirsty created an whimsical display of ceramics for our exhibition ‘Stories’ which drew a lot of attention and sold pieces across the country.
“Box of Birds” by Kirsty Gardiner represents the migration of birds to New Zealand, some made it here on their own, whilst others, like the sparrow, were introduced. The works...
Beautiful ceramic Huia pairs with bead detailing, handmade for our Feast of Feathers exhibition. 2 colour ways to choose from.
These beautiful ceramic Moths by Kirsty Gardiner make a perfect keepsake. Wall hanging or ornamental, they bring delight to all who see them. - 10cms wingspan