Meet The Maker – Lesley Nason

Lesley Nason - Ceramicist

Lesley Nason – Ceramicist

After working as a textile designer in the fashion trade for 20 years, Lesley decided 8 years ago to take a break from the creative world. She started a natural health business which allowed her plenty of free time and it was in this free time that she decided to enroll on a beginner’s ceramic course. Lesely was hooked! Her ceramic work has now taken over from her other business and Lesley is once again enjoying working creatively and designing and making beautiful objects…..only this time her medium is clay!

Three trees - ceramic wall plaque

Three trees – ceramic wall plaque

Using porcelain clay Lesley creates contemporary wall art, decorative vessels and jewellery inspired by the countryside surrounding her home in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Her work combines the use of engraved surface texture, oxide, resist and crackle glaze to depict and capture the beauty of the British landscape.

Two Trees

Two Trees

Lesley’s  initial sketches are transferred onto the soft clay with texture then following a bisque firing resists, oxides and crackle glazes are applied to add detail, shading and contrast to the piece.

running Hare

Running Hare

Heart Gallery is showcasing Lesley’s stylish wall plaques and vessels in the Christmas Exhibition and we love her colour palette and designs of the British countryside.

Vessel

Vessel

 

One thought on “Meet The Maker – Lesley Nason

  1. Lesley – Your work is stunning! I would like to purchase at least one of the “trees” wall pieces! It’s just what I’m looking for our newly remodeled dining room!! But, I live in Salem, Oregon, USA….is there a way to arrange this?

    Thank you so much!
    Jacki Fish
    fishyoder@msn.com

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