View Image Gallery Items for SaleLesley Martin(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)208 677 4504 Email: Web: www.lesleymartin.com
Some of the influences in my work come from the years I spent painting
fairground rides, and then an Interior Decorating business which
included mural work and special decorative effects.
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Lesley works mostly with White St. Thomas stoneware clay or White Earthenware, both mixed with paper pulp to form Paper Clay. Her work is slab built and she uses various glazes, sculptural matt glazes, oxides and underglazes fired to 1260 stoneware. "Found" ironmongery, high temperature firing wire or rod and ceramic transfers are sometimes introduced into her work.
Lesley Martin is a Fine Art graduate of Brighton College of Art. Painting has always been her main occupation, until in 1995 picking up a paintbrush felt like a major chore, and it was time for a new direction. Wanting to explore 3-dimensional work of some kind, she was encouraged by Su Lupasco Washington, who was then teaching ceramics at SCOLA, to try the possibillities of clay. She is now a full-time maker, but still studies ceramics one day a week at Morley College, where Jill Crowley has proved to be a major influence.
Lesley has exhibited her work in various galleries including:
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 133 Sunnyhill Road, Lambeth, London, England, SW16 2UW.
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Telephone: +44 (0)208 677 4504
Availability: Studio/Showroom open most days, but best to telephone first.
Last Updated: 2012-08-29