Daniel Leone (he/him/) is a mixed media artist and craftsman born and raised in
the ACT on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country.
Daniel's practice incorporates ceramics, timber, bonsai and found objects.
Natural materials are a feature within his work, marrying together the untamed
with the curated. Connotations of environmental themes are certainly conveyed.
Living by a resourceful ethos of up-cycling materials in his immediate
environment drives his unique creations. This approach results in one-off pieces
that push design boundaries while utilising his technical skills.
Concept and purpose are important elements of Daniel's work, however Daniel's
work can easily be appreciated for its own aesthetic qualities and craftsmanship
alone. Daniel's art engages with people from all walks of life. Works that don't
necessarily require explanations intrigue viewers and spark investigation
bridging the common and academic worlds.
Daniel’s admiration for ancient cultures and the timelessness of their art is
reflected in the methodology of his constructions. Traditional methods of hand-
building with minimal machining connect him to the instinctive process of
creation. This evokes an inevitable connection between the object and its
Daniel's ongoing engagement with the community provides him the crucial
feedback necessary to expand and develop one's practice. This has allowed
Daniel to participate in a wide range of events over the years such as classes,
demonstrations, lectures, group shows, and collaborations.
Showing the single artwork