Kirsty studied Illustration at Cambridge School of Art but decided it wasn’t a career she wanted to pursue. It was a decade later, after a subsequent move to Cornwall, that she started collecting driftwood and other found objects and turning them into coastal-themed sculptures.
‘Unsurprisingly I am influenced by my beautiful Cornish surroundings, but what inspires me most is the materials I find: I am completely led by them, so hopefully that keeps my work fresh. I think it evokes feelings of nostalgia for people, perhaps reminding them of holidays or playing with miniature houses as children. I hope my work makes you smile.’