Leigh Mason at

AVA GALLERY

Leigh’s work is influenced by her interest in surface and texture,

in particular surfaces created by erosion, rust and fire and is further informed by her fascination with learning and process

which she says is ‘both a curse and a blessing’.

 

Her collections are a combination of smoke fired porcelain bowls, plates and sculptural pieces occasionally with inclusions of glass and surfaces created by the use of alternative firing techniques and wild crazy

surfaces created by the use of lustres.

 

To enhance the smoke firing process she explores local beaches for seaweed, shells and other ‘finds’ which she adds to sawdust in

her home built kiln which she fires in her garden. 

 

“I love the tactility of working with clay, forming a piece, smoothing and perfecting the surface before relinquishing control to the kiln gods!”

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