Welcome! My name is Leigh, and I'm a potter living in Oxfordshire - I'm originally from Scotland and my accent lingers!
I mainly hand-throw pieces on my potters wheel, and occasional handbuilt pieces. I use white stoneware clay, fired to 1260ºc, with food safe glazes. Whilst I strive to make beautiful, visually pleasing items, they are first and foremost functional, to be used day to day and bring a smile to daily life!
Creativity is woven through me, from clay modelling, sculpture and art classes as a teenager, through studying foundation art, then Graphic Design, with classes in life drawing, felt making, printmaking, sewing, model-making and more over the years! I love making things; the meditative process, the creation of something pleasing.
Following a career in publishing, I returned to ceramics in 2017 and haven't looked back. I'm on a mission to improve and learn, and I love that my knowledge of design and other crafts informs the work I'm doing now.