Almar, Leda

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Leda Almar,
Pembroke Pines, FL

Website: http://www.ledaalmar.com/

Email: ledaa@hotmail.com

Artist Statement:
I’m passionate about the women figure and her emotions and feelings, this is what I try to capture on my sculptures. I don’t plan, I don’t sketch. Clay is docile and gives me the freedom I need to create from my soul.

Studio Description: 
I work on my own studio and go to work in a ceramics studio where I teach and interact with a different artists.

What type of clay do you use?
Stoneware, raku, terracota.

What temperature do you fire to?
Cone 5.

What is your primary forming method?
Solid forms.

What is your favorite surface treatment?
Under-glazes.

Do you make any of your own tools?
I try to use my hands and not depend on tools.

What one word would you use to describe your work?
Expression.

What is your favorite thing about your studio?
It is my place in the world.

What is the one thing in your studio you can’t live without?
Silence.

What are your top three studio wishes?
More natural light and more storage areas.

What’s on your current reading list?
The elegance of the sprocket wheel/Muriel Barbury.

How do you save money on materials and supplies?
I sell my work and teach.

How do you recharge creatively?
Reading and music.

Do you have any DIY tips for studio efficiency?
To keep it clean!

What challenges have you given yourself to overcome?
Exhibit my work.

What did you first piece look like?
I’m a potter, so one day I started playing with clay on a break from my wheel session, I’ve never stopped! I loved my first woman, I sold it, regret.

What ceramic superpower would you have and why?
To recycle clay by looking at it!

Who is your ceramic art mentor and why?
Cristina cordoba, bruno walpoh.

What is your studio playlist?
Tango.

Why do you create art?
I don’t know what else to do, believe me I tried to give up, it comes back to me every time! I gave up!

What is your best studio tip?
To show up even if you are only in the mood to clean up!

If you could change one property of clay, what would it be?
Nothing.

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