As a ceramicist interaction is a key element to my practice and gives me a fascination with touch. I begin with the exploration of natural forms, searching for inspiration enabling me to create my own objects with my hands. I use a tactile process and therefore feel viewer interaction is a crucial part of the work, so I make things with this in mind.The tactile process that I have used to create these forms comes from taking a ball of clay and working in to the material pinching around the edges to create a bowl shape, the two halves are connected to create a sphere. I then carefully manipulate the shape in to the form I desire and finally, I apply numerous glazes to create various textures, so that each piece generates a unique experience.
Leonie’s work will be on show at the University Centre Degree Degree Show from the 20th -27th June 2014.