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Sylva Leser

187 Crawford St, Toronto, ON
Email: leser@sympatico.ca
Phone: 416-538-4275

Artist Statement

Working with clay has been one of the best experiences of my life. This common, but unique material offers perpetual changes and variety. Starting from a soft shapeless lump, through endless modes of process into an object practically indestructible. 

I work both in stoneware and porcelain and fired in an electric kiln to approximately 2300°f. 


Born Prague, Czech Republic – first 20 years culminating in History of Art at Charles University. 

Next two decades Paris, France and London, England. Pottery training at Camden Art Center and Stanhope Institute in London. 

Emigration to Canada 1970. 

Studio and Avanti gallery/shop in Stratford, Ontario, 1971 and in Bayfield, On. 1989 – 2002. 

Moved to Toronto 2001– new studio established

Work shown in over 50 exhibitions. Many workshops on various aspects of ceramics. 


Ontario Potters Association (now FUSION) – Founding Board member since 1975 

Stratford Potters' Guild – Founder and member 1972- 1982 

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery – Founder and member since 1982 

Waterloo Potters' Workshop – Member 1971- 1980 

Craft Ontario – Member 1980- 2011 

Toronto Potters – Member since -2001

FUSION is a registered charitable, not-for-profit organization. © 1999-2019 FUSION Ontario Clay and Glass Association. Charitable Registration Number: 122093826 RR0001 All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions

FUSION gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, and the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario. 

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