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 restoration & conservation of ceramics, glass, and related materials.
Experience gained during training included an internship at The V&A Museum, London and also Brighton Museum.
Following graduation, she gained invaluable professional experience working in the Ceramic 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 Restorer and Conservator in Brighton.
Clients include well known collections and she has established long term professional relationships with clients from the antique trade and private collectors in the UK and abroad.
Since 2017 Kirsten has appeared as the ceramic restoration expert and core member of the restoration team on BBC The Repair Shop in the UK and on Netfilx worldwide.
Associate member of Icon, The Institute of Conservation