Meet the Artist
Leah Pollock, a ceramics artist with a BA and BFA from Truman State University, immersed herself in Japanese culture during her undergraduate years, studying under accomplished potter Koiichi Koyama in Tokyo. After obtaining her MFA in Ceramics in 2015, she taught her craft in California and served as Operations Manager for The Potters’ Studio, successfully transitioning it to a non-profit during the Covid-19 period. Leah played a crucial role in the studio’s expansion, increasing its capacity to serve over 500 people and generating over $1.4 million in revenue. She pioneered BIPOC and Young Artist scholarships, granting 35 individuals free studio access and workshop attendance annually.
While in the Bay Area, a few of her projects included commissions to Michelin star restaurant Sons & Daughters, designing ceramic furniture in collaboration with West Elm for their Oakland hotel, as well as being featured in Architectural Digest. Pollock has now been a resident of Bella Vista, AR for the past two years and is setting up her studio and sculpture business.