Leslie Putnam



Artist Bio

Functional ceramics allow for touch to be a major part of the experience of the handmade object, yet sculptural work is generally made to be viewed. It is my desire to create works that cross this boundary, sculptural works that are meant to be held. Why have we allowed sculpture to become simply a visual experience, when we know intuitively that the sculptor creates with touch as the main vehicle of creation? My work explores this different modality as a possibility for new ways of experiencing ceramics.


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The Ontario Clay and Glass Association