2017 2nd Place Winner
Handmade ceramic art by Leah & Scott DeCapio. Each piece is first shaped on a potter’s wheel or by hand by Scott. Leah then paints the entire piece black and carves the designs into the clay. Each piece is an original, no stencils are used! From here, the piece goes through a series of firings (and some are adorned with metal work and handmade glass beads).
Leah Simmons DeCapio has made art all of her life. She received a Studio Arts Degree (with an emphasis in Ceramics) and an Anthropology Degree from the University of Colorado. Today, she lives and creates in the mountains of Colorado. Her work is inspired by the beauty of nature around her, family and friends, and the smiles offered by strangers!
Scott DeCapio is a self-taught potter. His educational background is in Biology, from Johnson State in Vermont. In recent years, his passion for mountain climbing has taken him on multiple expeditions to Alaska and places as far away as Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan. When not traveling, he divides his time between the mountains and in the studio with Leah.