My Story

A potter for most of my adult years, I studied at Alfred University and received a MFA from Louisiana State University. I’ve been teaching ceramics at Warren Wilson since 2004. Although my training included all clay mediums, I now work exclusively in porcelain. I’m particularly inspired by 18th and 19th century decorative arts, particularly utilitarian table wares and Serves porcelain, as well as plant forms. My work is featured in national and international exhibitions, museums and private collections. Among many other art centers I teach ceramic workshops at Penland and Arrowmont School of Crafts, Italy and Israel.

Leah Leitson
Formal Gardens - Landscaping


  • New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University Alfred, NY
  • M.F.A. in Ceramics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Research Interests

  • Decorative arts
  • Epergnes and tulipieres

Courses Taught

  • ART 2000: Ceramics Studio
  • ART 1060: Ceramics
  • ART 1040: Handbuilding

Crews and Other Activities

  • Supervisor of the Ceramic Studio Crew
  • Service Learning
  • Empty bowls
  • Spring Arts Festival
  • National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, NCECA

Contact Leah Leitson

Holden 3D Building
WWC CPO 6165

PO Box 9000

Asheville, NC 28815-9000