Lesley Anton

It may be no surprise that Los Angeles-based artist Lesley Anton once worked as a flight attendant – a job where she could catch fleeting glimpses of the world. Now, in her work with ceramics, she draws from a broad spectrum of inspiration glimpsed in the world around her - nature, architecture, body shapes, machinery - and transforms it into sculptural, functional art, ranging from undulating ceramic lamps to wheel thrown tableware. With a style described as "organic modern", her work calls to mind both midcentury, Danish modernism and Japanese minimalism.