Leyla Folwell Ceramics
‘Joyful hand-made pottery for those who dance to the beat of their own drum’
” I believe in finding what ignites your soul and in designing your life in accordance with it. I choose my own individual style, free from the constraints of trends and disposable fashion – things which put strain on people and our planet. My experience of other cultures and my spiritual relationship with nature feed my unique self-expression.”
For Leyla it is more than simply making pottery – it is about creating an authentic lifestyle. The wares are inspired by a love of the ordinary and everyday. A warm glow when sharing a meal with friends, or the gift of settling down to a cosy slice of cake on your sofa. treasuring simplicity, choosing happiness and celebrating every moment with gratitude and Gusto!
When you buy our pottery, you are supporting a network of local creative people. If you would like to see this philosophy in action please come and visit our Gallery where Leyla is the founder member of Wigwam Creative Collective.
Artist and teacher Leyla Folwell fell in love with the ceramic process at Art college at the age of 17.
Experimenting with many forms of Art over 25 years she always arrives back at clay. “I describe my Art practice as holistic”. Living on a boat taught Leyla the value and strength of community. Participating in Art collectives taught her the value of sharing and nurturing people. Working at Brighton university expanded her capacity for encouraging and enabling students ideas.
“I’ve tried at times to segment my Art practice and ‘day job’ but the truth is my whole life has bought me to this unique mixture: potting, teaching and expressing myself through Art. The result being a very simple but rich way of living, inspired by Art, food, people and nature.”