View Image Gallery Leyla Folwell(Full member)Email: Web: www.leyla-folwell.co.uk
My practice as an artist has become holistic. I am learning to look at my life as the art rather than the reverse.
body of work is the result of my need for a physical element of self
expression, which is not a need exclusive to artists but to all people. Children feel free to express themselves
through play and crafts but sadly at some point most of us lose this
unselfconscious liberation. Laying
dormant for years, being satisfied with the endless supply of 'dummies' our
consumer society lays in front of us, we often reawaken half way through our
life as the reality of our mortality starts to murmur.
What concerns me is: What do we miss in the mean time? What are the consequences of our absence?
Each piece of my work is a dissected section of a whole form. Once I have the initial, more traditional vessel on the wheel, I work in to the clay and add slips, as the piece is moving. Once the body is firm, I cut it in two with the wheel still in motion. I am currently using underglaze colours and oxides to enhance the already layered and worn surface. Once fired I continue to work back into the clay and usually fire several times.
History and Background
June 08 ‘Earth & Fire’, Rufford Country Park
March 2005 Craftsman Magazine, 'Leyla Folwell at Art in clay'
2009 Craft & Design Magazine - Gold Award for Ceramics
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: V22 Artist's Studios F Block, Tower Bridge Road Business Complex, Clements Road, London, England, SE16 4DG.
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Mobile: +44 (0)7745 725750
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Last Updated: 2013-05-09
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