Kiesha studied Ba (Hons) Decorative Arts at Nottingham Trent University. This course allowed her to explore many different materials, including textiles, metal, print and glass. Ceramics brought her the most joy and she has always felt a strong connection with clay and chose it as her speciality.
She has always been inspired by natural forms and the world around her. After attending life drawing classes during her time at university, she realised that the female form was the most beautiful in nature – each body is unique and one-of-a-kind. She found herself 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. Her 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”, she decided it was her duty to produce work that celebrates the female form and challenges these beauty ideals. Everybody is a work of art within itself. She hopes that her work will inspire people to love and appreciate their own bodies.