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Lesley has always loved to draw, particularly the human face which, as a means of expression, she believes is the most powerful part of the human. She took this fascination into three dimensional form when she enrolled on a part-time ceramic sculpture course, that specialised in hollow-built work. The earthy, random quality of clay appealed to her way of working and she soon became intrigued by the ceramic process.
In 2002,Lesley found herself on the Ceramics degree course at Harrow, University of Westminster, where in her final year her work was strongly influenced by coastal landscape and the relationship between two forms; however at this stage the human face also crept back into her work as a form emerging from the landscape.
Since graduating in 2005, Lesley has been building her ceramics practice at her studio in the Chilterns, south east England. She exhibited at New Designers, London, in 2005 and the Craft Potter’s Association’s annual graduate exhibition at Contemporary Ceramics, London, in January 2006. She increased the scale of her work for her first solo exhibition that took place at St Martin’s Arts in Birmingham in 2007.
From her ceramics beginnings, it seems that Lesley’s work has come full circle – from figurative to abstract to figurative – with a strong reference to landscape throughout. She is currently supplying galleries in the south of England, in addition to taking on private commissions.
You can reach Lesley through the contact page .
Read more about how she creates her artwork in the Technique page
Welcome to the Gallery
Ceramic pieces are hand-built, high-fired stoneware, using a combination of clays and range in size from approximately 30cm to 80cm. Explore the gallery and click on individual pieces for more information and photos.
Small heads range in price from £400 to £600. Larger pieces range from £1,000 to £3,500. Please visit the Contact Page to arrange a visit to the studio view Lesley’s work.
Commissions are always welcome. Please visit the Commissions Page for more information.
You can view larger images, see pricing information and more details of Lesleys work by viewing her Gallery
A commission is a popular way to purchase a piece of art customized to your own requirements. Price and lead time can vary depending on the size of the piece. Please get in touch using the contact page and we will be happy to talk about your needs.
Lesley Maddox Ceramic Art
3 Castle Park Road
HP22 6AE, UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 1296 623016
Lesley's work is currently on display in the following galleries:
Cecilia Colman Gallery, 67 St Johns Wood High Street, London, NW8 7NL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7722 0686
Coombe Gallery, 20 Foss Street, Dartmouth, South Devon, TQ6 9DR
Tel: +44 (0)1803 835820
The Gallery at Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Nr Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1JZ
Tel: +44 (0)1844 338085
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