Kristin McKirdy



Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
16 x 19,5 x 11 cm
6.3 x 7.48 x 4.33 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
16 x 19,5 x 13 cm
6.3 x 7.48 x 5.12 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
23 x 16 x 9 cm
9.06 x 6.3 x 3.54 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
17 x 21,5 x 10 cm
6.69 x 8.27 x 3.94 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
19 x 13 x 16,5 cm
7.48 x 5.12 x 6.3 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
27,4 x 31 x 10 cm
10.63 x 12.2 x 3.94 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
29,5 x 33 x 14 cm
11.42 x 12.99 x 5.51 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
31 x 22 x 18 cm
12.2 x 8.66 x 7.09 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
34 x 26 x 19 cm
13.39 x 10.24 x 7.48 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
41 x 20 x 15 cm
16.14 x 7.87 x 5.91 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
30,5 x 15,5 x 12,5 cm
11.81 x 5.91 x 4.72 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
43 x 15 x 8,5 cm
16.93 x 5.91 x 3.15 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
48 x 15,5 x 10 cm
18.9 x 5.91 x 3.94 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
43 x 15 x 15 cm
16.93 x 5.91 x 5.91 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
51 x 18 x 9,5 cm
20.08 x 7.09 x 3.54 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
52 x 19 x 10,5 cm
20.47 x 7.48 x 3.94 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
45 x 12 x 7 cm
17.72 x 4.72 x 2.76 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
40 x 16 x 10 cm
15.75 x 6.3 x 3.94 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
35 x 20 x 18 cm
13.78 x 7.87 x 7.09 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
40,5 x 15,5 x 18 cm
15.75 x 5.91 x 7.09 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
27,8 x 30 x 30 cm
10.63 x 11.81 x 11.81 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
32 x 32,5 x 32 cm
12.6 x 12.6 x 12.6 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
31 x 31 x 32,5 cm
12.2 x 12.2 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
40 x 30 x 32,5 cm
15.75 x 11.81 x 12.6 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
40 x 29 x 32 cm
15.75 x 11.42 x 12.6 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
44,7 x 24,5 x 35 cm
17.32 x 9.45 x 13.78 in

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021
ceramic, glazes
50,5 x 24 x 34 cm
19.69 x 9.45 in

Untitled (two on the left), 2021
Untitled (two on the left), 2021
ceramic, glazes


Untitled (group of three on the left), 2021
Untitled (group of three on the left), 2021
ceramic, glazes
36 x 16 x 16 cm
14.17 x 6.3 x 6.3 in




Born in 1958 in Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Bois-Le-Roi, France


 

The ceramics of Kristin McKirdy have the playfulness, precision, and unidentifiable function of toys and proto-scientific artefacts. The Toronto-born, Paris-based ceramicist is known for her flat-cut geometric volumes in which dull and rough skins conceal sleek, gleaming, and colourful cores. Extremely skilled and precise with her glazes and textures, she carves and sculpts into the surface, scratching the outer layer as if it were exposed to a rough environment. Next to these worked surfaces, the inner core appears even more fragile and precious, an almond in its shell or the marrow of a bone.

Borrowing from the visual language of still life, McKirdy offers a filtered reality, where sizes and proportions are shifted, containers are full, and fruits are hard as stone, where colours and textures are carefully balanced. She proceeds with variations around simple themes and games of combinations, repetitions, and compositions. Fruits, icebergs, rocks, eggs, bowls, mortars, cups, bottles, and architectural elements are the many typologies from which she draws her inspiration, interpreted and rendered as sculptural objects.