Jacqueline Leighton-Boyce
Jacqueline Leighton-Boyce

Jacqueline studied ceramics at both Falmouth School of Art and the Central St Martins where she graduated in 1992 with a 1st class BA (Hones). After spending time living in London, America and other UK cities, she eventually moved back to Exmoor where her creative ideas are now drawn:from the organic of the landscape.  She prefers to draw inspiration from her immediate environment rather than from research. Her work is intended to be immediate, uncomplicated and organic and intended to simply portray a love and personal passion for the Exmoor landscape. Her work is therefore affected also by the seasons and so each piece reflects the seasonal colours. Jacqueline is particularey fascinated in finding wildlife that are seemingly unaffected by civilisation and because of this finds that the indigenous wild red deer of Exmoor are a great inspiration. Her work is fairly personal and solitary and displays a simple and sometimes romantic narrative taken from regularly walking in and around Exmoor. All her work is handbuilt and earthernware.