Dan Leonette

Ceramic artist

Clay chose me and I chose clay.

Dan Leonette’s over 40-year career as a ceramic artist began in Santa Barbara, USA. But after a cycling holiday with Kerstin, he was smitten by Gotland and it is here his techniques, such as post-fired raku, matt coppers, naked raku and peel-off, have become part of the cultural life of Gotland.
“The Japanese ceramic method of raku was one of the first I encountered. Since then, I have tried all sorts of methods. However, I rediscovered it and am more passionate about it than ever. If I don’t become obsessed with what I do, I don’t want to keep doing it. All in – All out.”

“I am a fantastic golfer, which gives me inspiration. When you play golf you are in full control. With ceramics, you have zero control, here the material is able to guide me, within certain boundaries, naturally.”

Kräklingbo is paradise on earth. This is where Danny lives and works, it is his and his wife Kerstin’s place on earth.

“I liked both the name Made By Gotland and the list of those involved. I had to be part of this project.”

Dan Leonette

—Ceramic artist

Clay chose me and I chose clay.

Dan Leonette’s over 40-year career as a ceramic artist began in Santa Barbara, USA. But after a cycling holiday with Kerstin, he was smitten by Gotland and it is here his techniques, such as post-fired raku, matt coppers, naked raku and peel-off, have become part of the cultural life of Gotland.
“The Japanese ceramic method of raku was one of the first I encountered. Since then, I have tried all sorts of methods. However, I rediscovered it and am more passionate about it than ever. If I don’t become obsessed with what I do, I don’t want to keep doing it. All in – All out.”

“I am a fantastic golfer, which gives me inspiration. When you play golf you are in full control. With ceramics, you have zero control, here the material is able to guide me, within certain boundaries, naturally.”

Kräklingbo is paradise on earth. This is where Danny lives and works, it is his and his wife Kerstin’s place on earth.

“I liked both the name Made By Gotland and the list of those involved. I had to be part of this project.”

Dan Leonette

—Ceramic artist

Clay chose me and I chose clay.

Dan Leonette’s over 40-year career as a ceramic artist began in Santa Barbara, USA. But after a cycling holiday with Kerstin, he was smitten by Gotland and it is here his techniques, such as post-fired raku, matt coppers, naked raku and peel-off, have become part of the cultural life of Gotland.
“The Japanese ceramic method of raku was one of the first I encountered. Since then, I have tried all sorts of methods. However, I rediscovered it and am more passionate about it than ever. If I don’t become obsessed with what I do, I don’t want to keep doing it. All in – All out.”

“I am a fantastic golfer, which gives me inspiration. When you play golf you are in full control. With ceramics, you have zero control, here the material is able to guide me, within certain boundaries, naturally.”

Kräklingbo is paradise on earth. This is where Danny lives and works, it is his and his wife Kerstin’s place on earth.

“I liked both the name Made By Gotland and the list of those involved. I had to be part of this project.”