LeeMiddleman

NEW Highly textured ceramic art made by Lee Middleman.

Announcement    • I offer FREE DELIVERY within the USA and FREE hand delivery within 20 miles of my studio (using CDC precautions).
• I offer virtual tours of my gallery and COVID-safe visits by appointment. Call 650-851-0535
• I have opened this shop in 2020. For more information about me visit: www.Lee Middleman.com

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Last updated on Jan 26, 2021

• I offer FREE DELIVERY within the USA and FREE hand delivery within 20 miles of my studio (using CDC precautions).
• I offer virtual tours of my gallery and COVID-safe visits by appointment. Call 650-851-0535
• I have opened this shop in 2020. For more information about me visit: www.Lee Middleman.com

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About LeeMiddleman

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On Etsy since 2020
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Although my ceramic work is functional, it is often prized as decorative

In my signature work, I create classic forms with surface textures that give the work energy and vitality. I seek to create patterns and textures that explore the organic interplay between order and randomness as found in nature. The result is art that is both pleasing and alive.

The tactile feel and visual look of surface textures are essential to my pieces. I create textures by deeply impressing patterns into thrown cylinders. Then, working from the inside only, I expand the cylinder to create the final form. This technique allows the pattern to evolve as the clay twists and expands. As the pattern adjusts to the shape and function of the vessel, it becomes reflective of nature’s adaptation to form.

My goal is to pursue the interplay of shape, surface texture, ordered patterns, and random effects so that work is created that intrigues the eye and demands to be touched. Although my work is functional, it is often prized as decorative.

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  • Lee Middleman

    Owner

    I am Past-President of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists and the North American chairman of the International Ceramic Artists Association. I am a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. My PhD is in Physics from Stanford University.

  • Lee MIDDLEMAN

    Maker

    My work has been chosen for numerous regional and national juried shows and exhibitions. Museums in Japan, Korea, China, Greece, Turkey, Slovenia, India and United States have selected my work for their permanent collections.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
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