While I was working as a Nurse in the 1970’s, I became interested in pottery, purchased a potter’s wheel and stared decorating and firing goblets, plates and canisters. In addition to many pottery courses, I also studied sculpture and painting at the Ottawa School of Art.
When I was 36, I was accepted into the two-year Ottawa High School of Commerce Fine Art Program. A Diploma in Graphic Design from Algonquin followed.
Over the years, I have studied under Gordon Doyle, Victor Togasy, Murray Smith, and Margaret Ferraro. I have taken art courses and seminars in Hudson Valley NY, Halliburton and the Karawathas.
I find all forms of art rewarding and I use whatever medium is best suited to the subject. In 2009 I purchased a large kiln and started to produce my signature bowls, pendants and other fused glass pieces.
Leslie Cross, Artist
247 Barr St., Renfrew, ON K7V 1J6