Todd Leech

Statement

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— Todd Leech

Bio

Todd Leech is a full-time studio artist working in Cleveland, Ohio.

He has participated in more than 150 exhibitions.

Career highlights include residencies at Red Lodge Clay Center, Montana (2018), Carlow University, Pennsylvania (2017), Medalta International Artists-in-Residence, Alberta (2014, 2008, 2005), Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Maine (2013) and Guldagergaard Ceramic Research Center, Denmark (2011).

Notable collections Todd is included in are the Racine Art Museum, The Canton Museum of Art, The University of Saint Francis and The Guldergaard Ceramic Research Center.

He has been included in numerous publications including Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, “Additions to Clay Bodies” by Kathleen Standen and “Ceramics for Beginners: Surfaces, Glazes and Firings” by Angelica Pozo, and three Lark Books publications.

Todd is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University and earned a MFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.