Biography

 

Leora Brecher is a Philadelphia based sculptor.  She grew up in Montreal, Canada and lived and studied in Israel for several years.  After receiving her B.A. in Philosophy from McGill University, she studied ceramics at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

Leora began her professional career creating one-of-a-kind porcelain pieces.  After working with porcelain for close to a decade, she felt the need for a new creative direction and spent six months sketching and photographing nature. This exploration led to an entirely new body of work marked by significant changes in material, technique and perspective as she began using an iron saturated clay to create hand-built, pit-fired sculptural forms.  Now Leora works with a white clay body, using coiling, carving and burnishing to explore the complexities of form and movement in greater depth.