Wheel-thrown ceramics based on Lesley’s morning swims in the North Sea at Scarborough's South Bay. She swims, then sketches, then makes mainly sculptural work featuring the waves, colours, light and feeling of that day's swim. Other smaller pieces - vessels, bowls and mini waves reflect the sea more generally.
Old Parcels Office
The Old Parcels Office is at the far end of Scarborough Railway Station Car Park, off Westborough.
Lesley Warner Ceramics is in studio 1 which can be seen through the windows to the left of the main entrance door. Studio 1 is accessible through the main gallery.
Station car park (pay and display; pay by phone).
Additional free shoppers parking a short walk away at Tesco's, Westwood , YO11 2PN or Sainsbury's, Falsgrave Road, YO12 5EA. Plus some nearby streets (pay and display or disc).
If entering through the front door there are two steps from the entrance lobby to the main gallery space, and a further one step up into Studio 1. A large wheelchair accessible side entrance can be made available to the main gallery space, but regret there is no wheelchair access to Studio 1. Lesley Warner can meet wheelchair users out in the main gallery to show and talk about her work.
Toilets off main gallery space up four stairs. A disabled route can be made available via the gallery space and an external entrance on request.
My working studio contains my potter's wheel, kiln, tools and equipment, together with my original sketchbooks. Happy to talk about both techniques and technical details as well as my artistic process.