In February 2022, Kirsti Smith became the second artist to take part in the ongoing residency program at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery.
During this eight week residency, Kirsti created new artworks and experimented with different materials and processes. The resulting work was displayed at the gallery in April 2022. Kirsti also led the ‘My Still Life’ project, leading youths in replicating objects from their home in clay to represent their lives during covid. ‘My Still Life’ was installed in the Family Centre at the gallery and was delivered with support of the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River.
Kirsti Smith is a ceramic artist that creates personal narratives through her sculptures. She begins with inspirations from her own family history, sisterhood, and emotions such as grief and innocence to produce physical moments. She creates tactile art that can be touched, as well as emotionally connected to; forming an intimate experience for the viewer. Blurring the lines between fine art and functional ceramics, Kirsti brings familiar emotions into tangible experiences.