Hazel Leach

136 Bronsart Road
London SW6 6AB
020 7385 6017

Hazel began potting in 1970 and has been teaching pottery in adult education since 1975. Working with students and other potters has always been an important part of her ceramic life.

Hazel’s work is eclectic; she is equally at home working in stoneware, earthenware and porcelain. Some pieces are highly decorated with colourful, abstract patterns, whilst others are only partly glazed; some are burnished earthenware and sawdust fired. A speciality of hers is teapots and she makes sure that the spouts are good pourers before she will sell them. Hazel took up watercolour painting in 1992 but has recently realised the she prefers the robust quality of acrylics.  The main influences on Hazel’s pottery and art work are Michael Cardew, David Hockney and Terry Thompson, an American artist with whom she paints in the summer.

Memberships
The Society of Catholic Artists
Joint Chair, The Society of Fulham Artists and Potters
Vice-Chair, London Potters

As well as exhibiting with these societies Hazel also exhibits in various galleries (usually with one or two painters she has met on her annual painting holidays), and has open studio days. Her work is in private collections in England, France, Holland, South America and South. Africa. Many of her communion chalices and patens are used at mass in the missions.

Hazel Leach
Hazel Leach
Hazel Leach
Hazel Leach
Hazel Leach
Hazel Leach