Lee-Anne Peters was born in Tasmania, in May 1976 as Lee-Anne Willson. She is happily married to Cory and has two adult children from her first marriage - they all live happily in Tasmania, Australia.
Lee-Anne is the founder of Temple of Balance, and has been working with people from all over the world through her online business since 2005. Art has been a huge part of her Temple of Balance work - especially drawing. Lee-Anne has created four decks of tarot-style cards featuring her artwork and creates drawings to help others through an art-therapy type of approach. You can browse her Temple of Balance work on this link: www.TempleofBalance.com.au
Lee-Anne fell in love with ceramics in about 1989 when she made a terracotta vase in high school. She declared then, at around the age of 13, that when she retires she wants to take up pottery.
Then, in 2014, around the age of 38, under the tuition of local Tasmanian potter Jude Maisch, Lee-Anne explored pottery again as a hobby. She studied with Jude for twelve months and then felt ready to create more seriously from home. Lee-Anne invested in a small Tetlow electric kiln and spent almost five years working with earthenware clay, and seeing what her imagination could create.
During those five years Lee-Anne's work went from strength to strength as she explored the clay material and glaze effects.
Then, by total surprise in March 2019, when Lee-Anne was 42, her workshop burned down with her kilns, glazes, tools and creations perishing.
During this devastating time Lee-Anne questioned how ceramics would fit into her future - would it fit at all? She tossed around options, and then settled on the idea that if she couldn't live without ceramics (which she thus decided) - then it was time for her to start producing more seriously.
It was this turn of events, which stopped Lee-Anne's small-scale earthenware hobby producing, and morphed it into something new!
In April 2019 Lee-Anne spent a week with visiting world-renowned potter Sergei Isupov to learn porcelain hand-building and decorating techniques. This sealed the deal for Lee-Anne, who decided she wanted to work with high-fire ware (like porcelain and stoneware) and invest in a larger kiln which can high-fire. She was inspired.
Lee-Anne began a rebuilding dedication - to save funds, and pursue the step by step building of her new workshop space.
This website is a result of this rebuild.
Lee-Anne spent the almost 9 months of rebuilding time becoming familiar with porcelain and building many pieces for testing once her kiln was hooked up to electricity.
Lee-Anne is enjoying getting to know porcelain and aims to create porcelain 'canvases' and forms to feature her painting and decoration skills.
Her ceramics are influenced by her interest in nature, animals, human emotions and spirituality. Lee-Anne is interested in texture, colour and stretching her imagination.
On the 21st of November 2019, the final phase of Lee-Anne's 9 month rebuild since the fire, was complete. Since then she has been testing and building a trust with her kiln. She's been exploring glaze options and is seeing what happens with pieces which are high-fired. In many ways Lee-Anne feels like the alchemist creating something beautiful, out of something so muddy and plain like clay.
Then on the 5th of January 2020 - a whisker over 300 days since the fire - this website was launched and her first 129 creations released.
From here... Lee-Anne remains unstoppable...