Lesley Warner ceramics

Working with iron-rich terracotta clay, my work draws its inspiration from landscape, from the elements, from the feeling of moving through water and wind.

In brief

Lesley Warner started studying ceramics at the age of 39, having decided that, after a successful career in media relations and communications, what she really wanted to do was be a potter.

So, with no previous experience whatsoever, she left her full time job and started making it happen – or perhaps, more appropriately, started making….

Lesley now teaches ceramics at City Lit in London's Covent Garden, where she also works two days a week as a technician.

She has a small studio at home (in the garage, sharing with camping gear, bikes and a lawnmower) and works on commissions as well as submitting works into open shows.