Leonie Macmillan

I graduated with a M.A Hons in Film and Theatre at Glasgow University in 1991. I then continued at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art to specialise in stop motion animation. Discovering later that ceramics was my preferred medium, I did some postgraduate ceramics at DJCA followed by two summers’ apprenticeship with Lotte Glob, in Durness. I have now been working with clay for over twenty years. From making ceramic jewellery in Mexico, hand thrown pottery in Spain to more abstract work in Scotland.

I now make vessels and figures decorated with coloured slips, melted glass, circular markings and sometimes photographic images.

The colours in my glaze decoration are informed by an abstract interpretation of the landscape. I begin by painting the landscape with acrylics on canvas which then inspire the glazing.

Goddesses often feature in my work as I play with the idea that they too are responding to our political climate.

My work combines abstract design with messages about the world we live in. Sometimes I make colourful animals for fun.

I have exhibited in Spain, Mexico and Scotland.


Unit 7 Comielaw
Balcaskie Estate
by Pittenweem
KY10 2RE

Contact details:
07944 248273


From Pittenweem – head out of Pittenweem via Charles Street, turn left onto the B9171 and follow signs for Kellie Castle. 20m before the Kellie road turn left into Comielaw and follow the balloons.

From Colinsburgh – take the B942, then take a left onto the B9171 marked Kellie Castle, Crail. Follow this road until you reach Kellie Castle. About 20 metres after this turn left off of the B9171 and follow the road until you see the balloons.

For videos on the studio location visit: eastneukglass.com