Learn about Leckie, Alexander

Alexander Leckie was born 1932 in Glascow, Scotland. He studied ceramics at the Glascow School of Art. He moved to Australia in 1955 and took a position in a ceramics factory in Adelaide. He was lecturer in ceramics and sculpture at the South Australian School of Art in Adelaide from 1956 to 1962. In 1966 he returned to London and studied at the London Central School of Arts and Crafts for five months. In the same year he was appointed Senior Lecturer in charge of ceramics at Glascow School of Art. In 1966 and 1968 he visited Mexico and New York and visited Australia again in 1976. From 1978 he was Artist-in-Residence at Melbourne State College. In 1982 he again ran a workshop at Melbourne College of Advanced Education, and in the same year retired from Glascow School of Art. His first solo exhibition was in Melbourne in 1979 and he has also at the Glasgow Municipal Gallery. His work can be found in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, and the Newcastle Region Art Gallery.
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A glazed earthenware sculpture by Alexander Leckie, circa 1970, depicting a man on a horse, glazed in colours, incised signature, 40 cm high

Alex Leckie pottery bowl, circa 1970, signed Leckie, 12.5 cm high, 18 cm diameter

Alex Leckie, thrown pottery vase, glazed, incised decoration, 42.5 cm high

Alexander Leckie: Stoneware two headed sculpture with hand painted finish, inscribed signature on the side

Alex Leckie, a pottery vase hand painted 20 cmH

Alexander Leckie, three stoneware bowls, all with painted signature to base 'Leckie' (3). Height s ranging 10 cm., 8 cm., 6.5 cm

Alexander Leckie stoneware bowls, in speckle blue glaze, each painted signature and Date to base 'Leckie 66', diameter 19 cm diameter 17 cm

Alexander Leckie stoneware vase 1966, painted signature and Date to base 'Leckie 66'. Height 19 cm

Alex Leckie, bowl, c1975, with high foot and cobalt glaze 115 x 170 height 21 cm width 10 cm