Throwing and slab work are combined on the wheel or literally by stretching the clay over solid surfaces to create 3D forms.
Joy's work is hand built, pinched porcelain. Ethereal wall pieces display delicate mini sculptures in bespoke Perspex box frames.
Wheel thrown and occasionally altered stoneware, salt fired and wood ash glazed.
Here I still am, making and showing and exhibiting and exploring new ideas with the same joy as I felt when I was a child, trying to cook wet clay from a river in my Mum’s gas oven.
These forms express tension between precision and extemporaneity, between an ideal result and my emotions needing to surface, control and freedom duty and choice…
Based out of her garden studio in Oxfordshire, Leighan Thomas is a studio potter who produces mainly wheel thrown functional pieces. Her work has a simple aesthetic that focuses on functionality and form, with textures inspired by natural elements. She strives to produce work that is contemporary, modest, elegant, tactile and functional; easy to live with and a pleasure to use.