About Me

Hi, I'm Kirsten Miller (now Flores!) and I'm a polymer clay artist specialising in small animal sculptures. I started Quernus Crafts in 2009 after leaving behind a 15 year career in law (you can read more about my journey here).  Since then, literally thousands of wee creatures have appeared! Originally from Scotland, I now live in Greater Manchester with my husband, Enrique, and I make the wee creatures in my gorgeous studio in Castleton, Rochdale. 

One of the best things about what I do is that the wee creatures make people happy. They have a spark of life about them that I can't explain, but it makes each one unique and very special, with their own personality. I have a group called Quernoholics Anonymouse on Facebook for all people who have been following and collecting the wee creatures over the years - it's a great place to hang out! I've recently started doing live videos in the group, including demonstrations of making the wee creatures.

I believe in giving something back - you can find out about the charity work I do here. And there's lots more information on my FAQs page about how I work generally.

Blue Pit Mill in Rochdale, where my studio is based - I moved in here in 2020, and I absolutely love it! 

My workbench in my studio in Blue Pit Mill, with the webcam set up for a live demonstration.

Setting off to work on two wheels (in good weather only, mind you!)

The Terracotta Army - Quernus style :) 

The code I live by (print by Chloe Vaux).

Beautiful rainbow bunting made for me by the lovely Rachael Greenway.