Education

David LeachQUALIFICATIONS & COURSES ATTENDED:

  • BA (Hons) Workshop Ceramics
  • Arts Foundation (one year, full time)
  • A-Level Art
  • A-Level Art & Design
  • A-Level Art History
  • Studio Ceramics (one year, part time)
  • David Leach Throwing Course (one week – see photos)
  • Ruthanne Tudbull Throwing Course (two day)
  • Nic Collins Throwing Course (two day)
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I spent a long time trying to decide if I should study ceramics or textiles at university, in the end ceramics won and I studied Workshop Ceramics at Harrow. I chose this course because it not only encouraged the students artistic talent, but it taught us in a very hands on and practical way. We learned how to build our own kilns, the chemistry of clay and glazes, the history of ceramics and how to run a ceramics business.

My degree show was full of dragons some of which can be seen below. Elvis and Hector were kept as archive pieces by my university. Unfortunately in 2012 the university dis-continued my course and closed the ceramics department, but I got Elvis and Hector back which was lovely!


Hector

Hector is constructed from extruded coils of clay with a overlaid skin of texture clay. He has two small compartments. Hector is 5 inches or 12 cm tall and 10 inches or 25 cm long.

Elvis

Elvis is constructed from press-moulded coil sections with a overlaid skin of texture clay. He has three compartments. Elvis is 9 inches or 23 cm tall and 12 inches or 30 cm long.

Newton

Newton is constructed from press-moulded coil sections with a overlaid skin of texture clay. He has two compartments. Newton is 9 inches or 23 cm tall and 10 inches or 26 cm long.

Gilbert

Gilbert is constructed from press-moulded coil sections with a overlaid skin of texture clay. He has three compartments. Gilbert is 9 inches or 23 cm tall and 21 inches or 53 cm long.

Basil

Basil is constructed from extruded coils of clay with a overlaid skin of texture clay. He has one small compartment. Basil is 5 inches or 12 cm tall and 6 inches or 15 cm long.