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Materials: Clay. Spiral Design.
Process: Some of the pieces are embellished with hand-built elements, or carved or impressed using rocks, coral, or other tools. They are then dried slowly and fired to cone 6 in an oxidation kiln. The carefully crafted glazes are created from scratch, and lovingly matched to each piece. The glazes are chosen to reflect the natural colours that are found in plants and flowers, shells and fossils.
"My work in clay investigates the symmetry and beauty of nature and the joy of the creative process. The work involves the close exploration of plants; their texture, symmetry and complex structures. Mathematical ratios in nature, and particularly Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Mean are keen interests, and reflect in my work. A new series of microscopic undersea and fossil work is unfolding, and I am creating a new series of glazes to compliment this work. Currently, Diatoms, a type of microscopic algae are my main focus, and it is challenging and delightful to attempt to re-create these incredible forms. By changing the scale, I hope to show others the beauty I see in this tiny, miraculous plant life."
Born in Burlington, Ontario, LeeAnn moved with her family at a young age to Calgary, Alberta. LeeAnn obtained a BSc in Geolgy from the UofC and worked as a geologist for a number of years. After travelling abroad with her husband, she chose a new career path in the arts and was accepted into the Alberta College of Art and Design, majoring in ceramics,graduating with a BA in 2000.
After graduation, she began a family, and took every opportunity to create pottery and sculpture in her spare time. In 2006, the family made a move to Salt Spring Island, B.C. Currently, LeeAnn’s ceramic work has evolved to become more sculptural and she is working with Cone 6 clay, and firing in an electric kiln. She enjoys meeting new people and selling her work through her home studio and through Pod Contemporary Gallery in Ganges. She teaches pottery classes part-time at her home studio to children and adults.
product type: Wall Art