About the ArtistLeila Afshari has been an artist for almost 30 years, starting as a painter
after embarking on her studies at Azad University in Tehran where she earned her BFA
in painting. She had several exhibits and published works in Iran before
immigrating to Vancouver. Once in Vancouver, she found a new
passion in ceramic figurative sculpting, and has been fortunate to have had several
mentors in the art community who helped her develop her talent.
Leila particularly enjoys the 3-D nature of sculpting and the various ways of finishing her
pieces, such as raku and smoke firing. Recently, to complement her sculptures, she
has resumed doing figurative painting as well.
Leila works and teaches out of the Gleneagles studio, which has been very supportive
of her and her passion for sculpting. Leila lives on the North Shore and when not at
Gleneagles, can be found working and teaching in her home studio as well.