The ceramic works by Les Manning find inspiration from ceramic history,
but are more directly about the dynamic landscape of the canadian Rocky Mountains.
By combining a number of different clay bodies in a specific arrangement, based on knowledge of the landscape, then throwing and altering these forms, the techniques applied in this manner create a very personal artistic result. The combining of these disparate materials causes stress in the ceramic process, similar to the natural forces that create the landscape from which these pieces were inspired
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