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Courtney M. Leonard holding one of her clay pieces from the "Breach" Series, 2016, King Galleries, Scottsdale.

Courtney M. Leonard holding one of her clay pieces from the "Breach" Series, 2016, King Galleries, Scottsdale.

Courtney M. Leonard (Shinnecock, b.1980) is an artist and filmmaker, who has contributed to the Offshore Art movement. Leonard’s current work embodies the multiple definitions of “breach”, an exploration and documentation of historical ties to water, whale and material sustainability. In collaboration with national and international museums, cultural institutions, and indigenous communities in North America, New Zealand, Nova Scotia, and the United States Embassies, Leonard’s practice investigates narratives of cultural viability as a reflection of environmental record. “Courtney M. Leonard is one of the strongest emerging voices in the field of ceramics today,” said Garth Johnson of the Ceramic Research Center (AZ). “Her art manages to be both poetic and political, and also simultaneously personal and universal. ‘Breach: Log 16’ is meticulously crafted to contain historical and cultural references, but also to make the viewer reflect on their own relationship with nature and sustainability. Her background includes an MFA in Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI  and her BFA in Ceramics at Alfred University NY College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY, along withAFA in 3D Design, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM.  

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Leonard, Courtney – “Artifice” Multi-Hole Breach Series Vessel

Courtney M. Leonard has been called, “One of the strongest emerging voices in the field of ceramics today”.  Her pottery is  meticulously crafted to contain historical and cultural references, but also to make the viewer reflect on their own relationship with nature and sustainability.  This very large multi-holed vessel is inspired by the structures made for reviving coral growth.  The use of mica clay can be seen just under the surface of the piece.  The surface is created with her own hand-made glazes and the inside is glazed with a blue slip.  The mixture of the blue inside and the rough textured surface are striking.  What makes this piece so dynamic is that it can sit on the end or side!  The holes actually give the piece a strong structure.   This piece is part of her series entitled, “Breach”.  It is an exploration of historical ties to water and whale; imposed law; and a current relationship of material sustainability.

Leonard is a member of the Shinnecock Nation, has long been exploring those fraught relationships — between native and non-native people, between native people and their traditional hunting practices, and between all people and the natural balance of the world.  The Shinnecocks, whose name means “People of the Stony Shore,” had taught the colonists how to whale when they first arrived on the South Fork.  Garth Johnson of the Ceramics Research Center says, “Her art manages to be both poetic and political, and also simultaneously personal and universal”

 We are excited to represent Courtney’s work at King Galleries.  It adds to the depth of indigenous art we represent as we add important potters from across the country.  Courtney’s intricate pieces balance both exceptional clay work with a strong, thoughtful content!
$ 1,200.00
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