Kiya Nancarrow is a ceramic artist based on Waiheke Island in Hauraki Gulf near Auckland. She studied ceramics at the University of Westminster in London and has exhibited extensively in the UK and New Zealand.
She is interested in creating a sense of movement or continuous change, particularly on a visceral or sensual level. Her work is usually made up of two interlocking ceramic forms that create a dynamic energy which enhances the sense of movement, or harmony.
Some forms depict the contrast between different energies, while others are about synchronicity and closeness. Underlying the different forms is the belief that energetically everything is connected in a continuum of movement. This language of movement is also influenced by current ideas and happenings in her life, (often suggestive in the names).
The ceramic forms are made using a combination of throwing and hand-building. Nancarrow use stoneware clays, which are fired to 1100 degrees (indoor pieces) or 1260 degrees (outdoor pieces). The surface is sealed with Terra Sigillata or Under- glaze.
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