Yvonne Leon is a Ceramic Artist, based in Greystones, County Wicklow. Her figurative works draw people into a world of narrative that touches on the human experience. She explores themes based on emotion, intimacy, relationships and captured moments. The figures Yvonne creates are all “in the Moment.” They are reflective in their mood and calm in thought, almost in a dream state of contemplation.
Yvonne explores different themes of comfort, nurturing, love, grief and how they might affect us. The protection of oneself, others and empathy are subjects that’s she turns to time and time again. Each unique figure is crafted in Stoneware and fired several times with multiple glazes. Sometimes porcelain props, decals and gold lustre are used to add symbolism, complexity and a provocative richness to the deceptively simple human forms-they communicate solely with their eye brows, the tilt of their heads or the light placing of a hand.
The subtlety in their body language speaks volumes in a silent, gentle way. Yvonne graduated with a BA in Ceramic Design in NCAD in 1992, is represented by the Open Window Gallery in Rathmines, South Shore Arts in Dalkey and has exhibited in Milan, Madrid, The Ceramic awards at Millcove Gallery (Kenmare) and in Ceramics Ireland at Dublin Castle. Her work was purchased as part of the Art collection of the National Concert Hall and is owned by private collectors both internationally and in Ireland. Yvonne’s work can be viewed on her website, Instagram and Facebook.