20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery
Biography

Melissa Kiernan is a hugely talented English sculptor of porcelain form, located in the south west of England. Born in 1966 and having studied ceramics at the University Of West Englang in Bristol, we'll leave Melissa to express he work in her own words..

"I draw inspiration from expressionism, medieval art, and history. My figures are constructed from pieces of paper-thin porcelain vitrified to create translucency. In my work, I create ethereal movement and delicacy to convey a sense of the fragility of life. I’m working with the strength, the suffering, and the fleeting beauty of the human form. Life impacts and leaves its mark."