Leora Lewis was born in 1956 and completed her schooling in Sussex, England in 1972.
Leora received a Diploma in Etching and Photography from Michaelis School of Fine Art at UCT in 1976.
She completed her BA Honours at the Central School of Art and Design in London in 1983. Prior to this
she had trained and explored printmaking and photographic techniques, and has exhibited her work
both in South Africa and abroad. Her love for the fine arts has led her to teaching at educational
institutes and in rural communities, in various mediums such as printmaking, painting and ceramics.
Her current collection comprises a variety of beautiful ceramic pieces of various animals and animal
heads. These subtle hand-worked pieces are constructed from clay slabs impressed with both organic
and industrial textures, and are drawn from her own personal forms and imagery.
Ceramist Leora Lewis says she discovered all the potentials of clay during a three-year course at the
Central School of Art of London in the 1980s.