Leah is a glass artist with a focus on sculptural work. Born and raised in Calgary, she earned a BFA in Glass from the Alberta University of Arts and continues to practice in her home city. She works mainly in hot glass, however, enjoys the diversity and challenge of working with other material processes as well.
“Home” is an important influence throughout her life. Her strong sense of family has been a huge inspiration throughout her art practice with a particular emphasis on childhood memories. Leah’s work explores ideas of identity and how it relates to childhood and home. Play with pattern and colour are
embedded into her work to evoke memories of toys, games, and a childlike sense of fun. Her work often seeks the balance between youthful whimsy and the deep roots of family and place. Leah is enthusiastic about exploring strategies that carry messages and embody experiences to create a more interactive experience between the work and audience.