Leah Walker

Lavender Ceramics for Queer Youth | Hamilton, Ontario

Leah Walker is a queer, interdisciplinary artist from Hamilton, Ontario (unceded territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy on neutral Attiwonderonk land). Walker holds a BFA in Fine Art from NSCAD University. They work as a community artist and educator, helping to create arts programming for the communities they are part of. Their practice involves painting, ceramics, fibre arts, curating and community outreach. Walker explores queerness through their art practice and endeavors to facilitate similar explorations for other intergenerational queer folk. Walker currently works as an instructor at Dundas Valley School of Art and NSCAD University.

About the Project

Lavender Ceramics for Queer Youth (Rainbow+ Ceramics) will be an artistic program that caters to youth in the 2SLGBTIA community with an aim to foster a space where artists can explore identity politics while learning ceramic practices. A focus on queer art history, projects designed to stimulate (self)reflective practices, and like-minded peers will create greater sense of community for the 2SLGBTIA Youth of the Greater Hamilton Area.