Kairava was born in Cologne and in 1988 gained a Diploma for Ceramic Design. In 1997 she immigrated to New Zealand where she has continued her ceramics.
She has a studio at Corban Estate Arts Centre and also teaches ceramic art classes at Corbans and Studio One Toi Tu Since living in NZ, she loves being surrounded by nature and is inspired by Nikau palms, native birds, ocean waves, waterfalls, etc.
She creates all manner of beautiful pieces - functional and decorative on the pottery wheel. She creates exquisite porcelain lamp shades and a variety of unique tableware designs. She sells her beautiful work in galleries in New Zealand.