Exhibitor Profile: Lan's Hands Pottery

LeeAnn Norgard was born in Burlington Ontario in 1971. Norgard works as a ceramic sculptor and potter. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2000, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics, with Distinction. Her most recent solo show at the Salt Spring Island Gallery of Fine Art explored the symmetry, texture and form of Seed Pods. Her ceramic sculptures of pods and plant forms are both three dimensional and wall sculptures. Using nature’s patterns and symmetry as a starting point, and clay and the potter’s wheel as tools, LeeAnn fully enjoys the creative process. The pieces are altered and sometimes carved, and then fired with carefully crafted glazes. Texture has become increasingly interesting to LeeAnn, while a marriage of form and glaze remain paramount in the creation of a piece. Her home on Salt Spring Island inspires her work tremendously, both in it’s natural beauty, and it’s creative and supportive community. Her work is currently represented by the Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Art, and can be viewed on the web at lnorgardceramics.com