Lesley Anne Whitham, b. 1960
Lesley Anne Whitham is a Scottish-born ceramic artist. In 1982, Lesley graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee which refined her sculptural and artistic techniques and style. Upon entering the art world, Lesley was given the opportunity for her first studio tenancy at Tresillian Art Centre and this was subsequently followed by her first Solo Exhibition at New Collectables Gallery in Fremantle. This solo exhibition showcased her clay sculptures, drawings and watercolour paintings. In 1991, Lesley migrated to Perth, Australia.
Well known for her characteristic hand-painted ceramics, it is prevalent across her oeuvre the use of personal themes of Migration and Family in her works. Fishes are often seen in her sculptures, which are meant to carry knowledge from one generation to another and across lands. Lesley utilises a myriad of hand building techniques to make her sculptures, and the resulting sculpture becomes unique in their own way.
Lesley Anne Whitham's artworks have been exhibited in the United Kingdoms, Australia, Singapore, and has won her several awards over the years, including the Tressillian Art Award, Drawing Prize and City of Wanneroo Craft Award, Creative Works with Paper.