Kirsten Coelho

Born: 1966
Place of Birth: Denmark

Kirsten Coelho works in porcelain, producing reduction fired works that attempt to fuse the formal and the abstract. More recently her work has been influenced by nineteenth and early twentieth century enamel wares and and the abstracted surface possibilities these objects can show as they begin to age.

‘I have always felt drawn to the abstract in art – the potential for understanding through an ambiguous and imperceptible type of knowing. Ceramic objects communicate on many levels and it is these possibilities of engagement and response that I find compelling. The intersection of form, colour, tone and light are the constant drivers.’ Kirsten Coelho, 2015 

Kirsten trained in Adelaide at the South Australian School of Art before moving to the UK in the early 1990’s where she worked for a number of years in a London Studio. Since returning to Australia in 1998, Kirsten Coelho has completed a Master of Visual Art at the South Australian School of Art. Kirsten now works from a studio at her home in Adelaide, South Australia.

Public collections include: Chatsworth House, Derbyshire UK; National Gallery of Australia; Newcastle Art Gallery, Australia; Queensland Art Gallery GOMA, Australia; City of Hobart Tasmania, Australia; Drill Hall Australian National University Canberra ACT, Australia

 

  • Kirsten Coelho

    Tea Caddy and Bowl

    2015
    Porcelain Matt White Glaze, Banded Iron Oxide
    Price on Application
    Left: Petal Bowl H6.5 x D13cms (sold), Right: Tea Caddy H20.5 x D10.5cms
    Photograph: Grant Hancock
  • Kirsten Coelho

    Bottle Cup and Canister Group

    2015
    Porcelain Matt White Glaze, Banded Iron Oxide, Saturated Iron Glaze
    Price on Application
    Left: Canister H13 x D7cms, Middle: Bottle H22 x D11cms, Right: Cup H8.5 x D8.5cms (to be sold as a group)
    Photograph: Grant Hancock