Leighan Thomas is an Oxfordshire based potter, her ceramics use function as a framework for a creative output. Tableware pieces such as jugs, cups and bowls act as the final intention but what excites us is the journey that Leighan takes to get there. Her work follows a lead from natural elements such as blackened rock, charcoal wood and slate grey. The restriction in palette is off set by her desire to make marks, leave an imprint and allow texture to have its say.
This Weathered Cylinder is brimming with life and history; it doesn’t come across as stale or timeless. The resulting work put into the piece through its throwing, moulding and glazing feels like it is now a testament to the making process. The bleeding of the white and black on the surface adds to the weathering effect.
A truly beautiful piece that can display hedgerow clippings or hold handcrafted utensils.
Approx (H)12 x (W)8.5cm