KIRSTEN PERRY is a self-taught ceramicist working from her studio based in Preston, Melbourne. Working predominantly with slip cast mid-fired functional and non-functional vessels, Kirsten’s pieces pay homage to traditional ceramic forms. The bio-morphic forms are initially carved from foam or cardboard before being translated into ceramic, reflecting Kirsten’s background in Industrial design. Evidence of this transformation from one medium to another is kept, highlighting the texture of the foam and cardboard and often exaggerating the imperfections to celebrate the uniqueness of each piece. Kirsten also has a background in Gold and Silversmithing through Fine Arts training wh ich is often reflected in her work.