Leah Jensen is a ceramicist who has pioneered a distinctive technique of carving geometric patterns into clay
Leah’s research examines European painting between the 14th – 16th centuries, depicting tales of sorrow, tragedy and beauty. Images of the paintings are applied to the unfired clay surface; pins are then used to map out significant points unearthing a hidden geometric structure within the painting. Read More
The points left behind dictate where the patterns will be carved, a process devised to allow Leah to focus on the quality of the carving, creating a greater technical challenge.
A central theme in Leah’s work is continuously aiming to improve upon the quality and complexity of her hand carved ceramics. Black stoneware, porcelain and burnt wood come together in order to create an interesting clash of colour and texture.