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In 1991 following a 2 year Post Graduate Diploma Conservation course at the prestigious West Dean College , West Sussex, Kirsten gained a British Antiques Dealer Association post graduate Diploma in the conservation & restoration of ceramics, glass, and related materials.

Experience gained during training included an internship at The V&A Museum, London and Brighton Museum.

Following graduation, she gained invaluable professional experience working in the Ceramics Conservation department at The British Museum , London.

In 1995, whilst continuing part-time employment with The British Museum she established her own business as a professional Ceramic Conservator in Brighton, UK

Clients include HH King Charles III, private collectors and she has established long term professional relationships with clients from the antique trade in the UK and abroad.

Since 2017 Kirsten has appeared as the ceramics expert and core member of the team on BBC TV The Repair Shop.

In 2023 Kirsten appeared in a promotional video for West dean College, talking about her Conservation training.

Professional memberships: Associate member of Icon, The Institute of Conservation


Photo credit @sarahweal





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