Leora Brecher

Leora Brecher

    Contact Information

    leora.brecher@gmail.com

    Phone: 267-312-1120

    http://www.leorabrecher.com/

    Please contact artist or gallery for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Ceramics/Sculpture + 3D

    Artist's Statement

    I draw my inspiration from nature and the human figure. I am fascinated by the grand and intimate in nature: ice and rock formations, stones and shards, bones and fossils. I am equally drawn to the human figure: its unity and complexity of form, its energy and grace in movement. 

    I am intrigued by the dualities ever present in life, two opposing entities which form a whole. While focusing on the flow of energy within each piece, I attempt to explore and reveal the dynamic tension between simplicity and complexity, movement and stasis, turmoil and tranquility, light and shadow.

    To this end, I work in white clay, coiled and carved, bare and burnished, in order to highlight the contrast between light and shadow and reveal the purity, simplicity and tranquility inherent in each piece, as well as its complexity and vitality.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2017
    Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2015
    Dualities in Perspective, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Group
    2016
    Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Sculpture, New Hope, PA

    2015
    Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX

    2013
    Sculpture, New Hope, PA 

    7th Teapots! Invitational, Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

    2012
    The Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

    Texas Teapot Tournament, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX

    Craft Spoken Here, PMA Gallery Shop, Philadelphia, PA 

    2011
    Philadelphia Int. Airport Invitational, Philadelphia, PA

    American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL 

    Craft New York, New York, NY 

    ACC Baltimore Craft Show, Baltimore, MD

    2010
    4th Teapots! Invitational, Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

    2009
    Clay National, Burton gallery, Surf City, NJ

    70th Anniversary Invitational, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

    Annual Ceramics Invitational, Beatrice Wood, Ojai, CA

    Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA 

    2008
    Juried Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian, Washington, DC

    Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA 

    2007
    Living With Art, Main Line Art Center Haverford, PA

    “Three Women” Exhibit, The Future Perfect, Brooklyn, NY

    Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC

    2006
    Central Conn. State University Invitational, New Britain, CT

    Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

    2005
    Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA 

    2004
    Langman Invitational Teapot Exhibit, Willow Grove, PA

    1989
    American Clay Artists, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    1988
    Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

    Professional Experience

    1988 – 2006
    Ceramics Faculty, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

    Awards and Honors

    2016
    Best in Show Ceramics, Sculpture New Hope, PA 

    2012
    Best in Show Purchase Award, Texas Teapot Tournament, 18 Hands Gallery, TX 

    2005/2006
    Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

    Education

    1974
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    BA, Philosophy

    1976 – 1979
    Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel
    Ceramics