Thursday, July 23, 2015

Featuring Artist Leah Bowring

Leah Bowring is an artist who is a dynamic, balanced, and very intuitive young woman. To have a conversation with her, you come to realize how much synergy exists between her life and her art.

She creates ceramic pieces that are delicate, ethereal, and subtly detailed. Then another body of her work will be richly functional with a strong vitality about them.

During Leah's undergraduate years she spent time in Tokyo studying the Japanese language, historical ceramics, architecture and theater, while also teaching English in the interim between her formal degrees. She studied with Koiichi Koyama, a very accomplished Japanese potter, conducting personal research, analyzing traditional Japanese kilns while traveling throughout Japan. Her design aesthetic from this time is authentically apparent.

Leah now lives in Northern California and loves to run the trails surrounding the area. Here she achieves a rhythm and meditative state of mind, where creativity flows harmoniously without the interference and disquiet of the city. 

From her artist's statement:

"I make sculptural vessels to comment directly on a state of mind of clarity and lightness when experiencing open landscape. I make pots to take part in nourishing the body with this same tone of mindfulness and meditation. Forming habits to take care of the self are worthwhile, therefore I devote myself to these processes that can soothe; where mind, body and land can combine like a song."

Please visit Leah's website at Leah Bowring,  to learn more about her, where you will be amazed and enchanted by her many varied ceramic works of art. You may contact her at

Leah also has an upcoming show, the  2015 Winter Exhibition at the  Sager Bradis Gallery in Columbia, Mo. The Opening reception: January 1st.

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