Leonard Butt

Victoria based artist Leonard Butt is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design. Over the last few decades he has developed an iconic style of raku fired sculptures that playfully deal with the relationships between people and objects. Butt finds inspiration through both other ceramic artists and his students. Another influence in his work is the historic and fictional characters found in literature.

"Much of my recent sculptural work deals with relationships; the interrelationship of forms of course, but also in my choice of archetypal images (man, woman, house and fish) that become a vehicle for portraying roles and identity.Sculptural form allows me to explore, through character, gesture and proximity, our sense of place. And also how these arrangements may shift to create tension, then harmony, striving to find new arrangements in order to coexist."