Mythical, Lively Pottery by Leanne Schnepp
Innocence, stoneware clay, underglazed, glazed and stained
Leanne Schnepp’s portfolio is filled with beautifully crafted sculptured and ceramics. Each piece of Leann’s mythical, lively pottery is bursting with personality!
Dive In (Water), wall-hanging sculpture
Leanne’s artworks are the type that I feel compelled to touch and hold. They all seem to have a lovely, satisfying texture to them, appearing smooth and perfectly weighted. Leanne lives and works in East Lansing, Michigan, where she’s been honing her ceramic and clay sculpting skills, looking especially at ideas of storytelling and myth.
I can certainly see the mythological connection in much of Leanne’s work. In many of the sculptures, animals are depicted in a sort of friendly, symbiotic interaction. Some of the sculptures are just animals, but who seem to have human personalities and mannerisms. I find that many of her works are reminiscent of ancient sculptures of mythological and religious figures, and it’s really interesting to think about the imaginary mythologies that Leanne is crafting.
Counting Blessings, glazed, underglazed, and stained stoneware feet and birds