Leckie Gassman – Annapolis, MD
Leckie Gassman was born and raised on the Chesapeake bay in Annapolis, MD. He received his BFA from Alfred University where he focused in glass and ceramics. After working production at Lexington Glassworks for four years in Asheville, NC he joined The Appalachian Center for Craft in TN for a year-long residency. He is currently traveling internationally, maintaining his practice through residence programs heading to Duncan McClellan Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL followed by Toyama Glass Museum in Japan.
Leckie comes from a family of engineers and lawyers based out of the north east. His glass work is rooted in functionality and references early Blenko productions while his approach to two dimensional work is less formal and utilizes the addition and subtraction of layers to create space and depth. In the glass shown Leckie has etched the surfaces of his glassware using an approach similar to his paintings.