London, United Kingdom
Leora Honeyman is a speculative artist whose practice is centred in ceramics and glass. Intrigued by global hybridities, Honeyman’s work makes use of the embedded language of functional objects, offering the viewer unique perspectives into parallel cultural possibilities.
Digitally produced geometries are subjected to unpredictable, material transformations in order to synthesise organic influences, while pattern and purpose are liberated from their usual associations offering end results which sit outside convention. Mathematically exact moulds are created from digitally designed and CNC cut shapes which are then cast in plaster using traditional techniques. Foaming porous textures are produced by alchemic reactions within the clay body in the kiln, and delicate string forms are generated by contemporary ceramic printing techniques.
Honeyman was born in Zimbabwe, and her creative practice is influenced by her early years spent within the extraordinary ecology of the land and intersection of human cultures.
Honeyman diverted from a career in architectural design to pursue the path of Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art. Supported by the prestigious QEST scholarships to complete this MA and undertake further trainings, she has emerged as a notable maker of collectible design works, winning the British Ceramics Biennial ‘Fresh Talent’ award in 2021. Honeyman has exhibited work across the UK, notably the British Ceramics Biennial, Design Museum and prestigious design fair PAD London.