Kiesha Gibson - Ceramicist
Photo by Claudia Milena
Kiesha Gibson is a Nottingham based ceramicist, who is inspired by the female form and the colour blue. Using a combination of slip cast and coil-built pieces with various decorating techniques, Kiesha manages to create functional yet decorative homewares that will add personality to your home.
I studied Ba (Hons) Decorative Arts at Nottingham Trent University. This course allowed me to explore many different materials, including textiles, metal, print and glass. Ceramics brought me the most joy and I have always felt a strong connection with clay, thus I chose it as my speciality.
I have always been inspired by natural forms and the world around me. After attending life drawing classes during my time at university, I realised that the female form was the most beautiful form in nature. Each body is unique and one-of-a-kind. I found myself inspired by the soft curves, asymmetry, and “imperfections”.
Blue is the colour of the sky and the sea, representing depth, freedom, and inspiration. Blue is the colour of confidence and wisdom. Brilliant blue is shown to provoke feelings of happiness and excitement. My ceramics are aimed at showcasing these ideas in relation to women and their bodies. We should all feel confident, we should feel freedom and inspiration, whilst being happy with our bodies.
As someone who has always struggled with body issues and experienced the pressures that society and the media places on women to look “perfect”, I decided it was my duty to produce work that celebrates the female form and challenges these beauty ideals. Every body is a work of art within itself. I hope that my work will inspire people to love and appreciate their own bodies.